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Des Lynch
Counsellor, MEd , HBSW, BA, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed. Are you unhappy in your relationship. Are you or a family member abusing alcohol or mood-altering drugs. I offer a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to talk through your challenges and learn new coping strategies to build resilience in your life.
(778) 765-3127 View (778) 765-3127
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Lesley Porterfield
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, BEd, ECE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Accepting new clients (updated April 2024). Website: https://contactcoastal.ca. I will listen without judgement, and offer unconditional support. We will explore what it is you're going through in a safe environment so that you can gain better understanding and find possibilities to move forward. If an office doesn't suit you, we can meet virtually.
Accepting new clients (updated April 2024). Website: https://contactcoastal.ca. I will listen without judgement, and offer unconditional support. We will explore what it is you're going through in a safe environment so that you can gain better understanding and find possibilities to move forward. If an office doesn't suit you, we can meet virtually.
(782) 312-0140 View (782) 312-0140
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Jessica Card Counselling
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Individual Counselling: I have experience working with adults and youth individually. This work focuses on personal growth, exploring old behaviours and patterns, and collaborating to create new ones that will serve clients better in achieving a fulfilling quality of life. Relationship Counselling: Our relationships wholeheartedly impact our lives. When the relationships that are important to us, with partners, family members, friends, peers, and co-workers are challenged and/or suffering, life is a very different experience than when our relationships are healthy & thriving. How have your experiences impacted your relationships?
Individual Counselling: I have experience working with adults and youth individually. This work focuses on personal growth, exploring old behaviours and patterns, and collaborating to create new ones that will serve clients better in achieving a fulfilling quality of life. Relationship Counselling: Our relationships wholeheartedly impact our lives. When the relationships that are important to us, with partners, family members, friends, peers, and co-workers are challenged and/or suffering, life is a very different experience than when our relationships are healthy & thriving. How have your experiences impacted your relationships?
(709) 400-2661 View (709) 400-2661
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Cynthia Pearce-Youth and Family Counselor
BACYC, MACYC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
Waitlist for new clients
Located near Uvic, my practice continues to be working with children, youth and adults who are experiencing anxiety, ADHD, trauma and the behavioural outcomes that accompany these experiences. This includes working with families and the family system to create treatment and interventions that can aid the client and their family to develop a greater understanding of the causes and effects of their dynamics. I often build my counselling relationships with all family members, either individually or in small group sessions, to create a clear picture of the family dynamic we will be working with.
Located near Uvic, my practice continues to be working with children, youth and adults who are experiencing anxiety, ADHD, trauma and the behavioural outcomes that accompany these experiences. This includes working with families and the family system to create treatment and interventions that can aid the client and their family to develop a greater understanding of the causes and effects of their dynamics. I often build my counselling relationships with all family members, either individually or in small group sessions, to create a clear picture of the family dynamic we will be working with.
(250) 888-8612 View (250) 888-8612
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Nicole Randell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
We’re all born into systems and socially constructed narratives that impact us, and unravelling your story within those systems and narratives makes space to rewrite it. I want to empower you to tell your story, now and in the future, despite whatever boxes the world tries to put you in. By creating the building blocks of radical self-acceptance through self-reflection and self-discovery, we can explore alternative perspectives to constructing new meanings and possibilities. This process can help you expand your thinking, challenge self-limiting beliefs, and develop more flexible and adaptive ways of thinking and being.
We’re all born into systems and socially constructed narratives that impact us, and unravelling your story within those systems and narratives makes space to rewrite it. I want to empower you to tell your story, now and in the future, despite whatever boxes the world tries to put you in. By creating the building blocks of radical self-acceptance through self-reflection and self-discovery, we can explore alternative perspectives to constructing new meanings and possibilities. This process can help you expand your thinking, challenge self-limiting beliefs, and develop more flexible and adaptive ways of thinking and being.
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Photo of Claudia Walker, Occupational Therapist in V8N, BC
Claudia Walker
Occupational Therapist, BSc OT, MASoc
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
Hi. I am Claudia Walker. I am an occupational therapist with 37 years of experience working with youth and adults with chronic health conditions. I offer the Safe and Sound Protocol which is an intervention based upon Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges.
Hi. I am Claudia Walker. I am an occupational therapist with 37 years of experience working with youth and adults with chronic health conditions. I offer the Safe and Sound Protocol which is an intervention based upon Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges.
(807) 789-5032 View (807) 789-5032
Photo of Maha Elias, Counsellor in V8N, BC
Maha Elias
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC, FMC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Canadian Certified Counsellor, Comprehensive Family Mediator (FMC), and sexual health and trauma-informed practitioner specializing in couples and family counselling. I am passionate about helping couples and individuals identify and achieve their personal and relational goals and I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Canadian Certified Counsellor, Comprehensive Family Mediator (FMC), and sexual health and trauma-informed practitioner specializing in couples and family counselling. I am passionate about helping couples and individuals identify and achieve their personal and relational goals and I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients.
(782) 800-7340 View (782) 800-7340
Photo of Isaac Dellabough, Counsellor in V8N, BC
Isaac Dellabough
Counsellor, RCC, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
I believe each person is unique in their life experiences, yet shares a collective thread of humanity with others. I strive to create a comfortable and understanding environment to explore all aspects of life. I have worked with a variety of neurotypical, neurodivergent, physically disabled, and culturally diverse people for 13 years at organizations such as The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, Victoria School District, Autism Funding Victoria, and Royal Roads University. I have always had a passion for working with others and helping them succeed in the life they want to live.
I believe each person is unique in their life experiences, yet shares a collective thread of humanity with others. I strive to create a comfortable and understanding environment to explore all aspects of life. I have worked with a variety of neurotypical, neurodivergent, physically disabled, and culturally diverse people for 13 years at organizations such as The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, Victoria School District, Autism Funding Victoria, and Royal Roads University. I have always had a passion for working with others and helping them succeed in the life they want to live.
(705) 805-5019 View (705) 805-5019
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Dawson Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Is your life cloudy lately? Are you feeling uncomfortable or irritable? Is life losing the meaning it once had? Feeling like a stranger to yourself? In psychological counselling with me, you can turn losses into gains. I can help you get a clearer picture of the patterns which get you stuck - as a spouse, parent, worker, friend - on the course of your unique personal journey. I can teach you some keys to help you get unstuck. Once you've worked with me, you'll have a choice among coping strategies to shift your life in the direction you want, in your relationships, your work, or your personal healing.
Is your life cloudy lately? Are you feeling uncomfortable or irritable? Is life losing the meaning it once had? Feeling like a stranger to yourself? In psychological counselling with me, you can turn losses into gains. I can help you get a clearer picture of the patterns which get you stuck - as a spouse, parent, worker, friend - on the course of your unique personal journey. I can teach you some keys to help you get unstuck. Once you've worked with me, you'll have a choice among coping strategies to shift your life in the direction you want, in your relationships, your work, or your personal healing.
(855) 782-6583 View (855) 782-6583
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Tajah Olson Therapy & Coaching
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
Registered clinical counsellor. Born and raised in East Africa, currently in BC. I take pride in empowering and helping individuals to see their true potential. I understand how anxiety, trauma, life transitions, identity issues, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, lack of self-love, detachment and complicated relationships can negatively impact us from living the life we want.
Registered clinical counsellor. Born and raised in East Africa, currently in BC. I take pride in empowering and helping individuals to see their true potential. I understand how anxiety, trauma, life transitions, identity issues, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, lack of self-love, detachment and complicated relationships can negatively impact us from living the life we want.
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Rainstorm Counselling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Parenting (or caregiving) is one of the most important jobs you've taken on. But the person you're caring for is going through some tough stuff, and the two of you aren't getting along. You're beating yourself up, because you keep screwing up your job, when all you want to do is help. You might even be coping with your own issues, in addition to helping them with theirs. You're scared of the future, and sometimes angry at the person you are caring for. You're lonely and even burnt out, because others don't understand.
Parenting (or caregiving) is one of the most important jobs you've taken on. But the person you're caring for is going through some tough stuff, and the two of you aren't getting along. You're beating yourself up, because you keep screwing up your job, when all you want to do is help. You might even be coping with your own issues, in addition to helping them with theirs. You're scared of the future, and sometimes angry at the person you are caring for. You're lonely and even burnt out, because others don't understand.
(778) 651-5292 View (778) 651-5292
Photo of Michelle Iulianella, Counsellor in V8N, BC
Michelle Iulianella
Counsellor, BEd, MBA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
Michelle specializes in collaborating with individuals and couples on issues including communication, emotional intimacy, infidelity, life transitions, stress, anxiety, and depression. Michelle excels at building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients so that they feel both safe and courageous. She believes that this is essential for having the types of conversations in therapy that are necessary for real change. She delivers optimal value to her clients by actively facilitating effective change and empowering her clients to achieve insight, clarity and peace of mind like never before.
Michelle specializes in collaborating with individuals and couples on issues including communication, emotional intimacy, infidelity, life transitions, stress, anxiety, and depression. Michelle excels at building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients so that they feel both safe and courageous. She believes that this is essential for having the types of conversations in therapy that are necessary for real change. She delivers optimal value to her clients by actively facilitating effective change and empowering her clients to achieve insight, clarity and peace of mind like never before.
(855) 910-8838 View (855) 910-8838
Photo of Camas Counselling - Mary Lucas, Counsellor in V8N, BC
Camas Counselling - Mary Lucas
Counsellor, MA, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Accepting New Clients - when gripped by anxiety, depression, grief or shame we can lose our joy and sense of ourselves. We long for connection, but it can be difficult to thrive in relationships when we are suffering. We can end up feeling alone in our anger, fear, sadness, loss or pain. I can be there to listen and accompany you on the journey towards healing and self-acceptance.
Accepting New Clients - when gripped by anxiety, depression, grief or shame we can lose our joy and sense of ourselves. We long for connection, but it can be difficult to thrive in relationships when we are suffering. We can end up feeling alone in our anger, fear, sadness, loss or pain. I can be there to listen and accompany you on the journey towards healing and self-acceptance.
(289) 272-8488 View (289) 272-8488
Photo of Alan Boden, Counsellor in V8N, BC
Alan Boden
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
Are you struggling with troubling issues in your important relationships? Not feeling heard or respected? Do you feel defensive, or attacked by your partner and can't trust or feel supported in your relationship. Or perhaps you're a man struggling with a drug, alcohol, gambling, internet or porn addiction that is consuming too much of your life. Do you have a teen that is struggling with confidence, anxiety and motivation? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety most of the time, and can't relax, or feel safe? These are all issues that I have successfully worked with in the past.
Are you struggling with troubling issues in your important relationships? Not feeling heard or respected? Do you feel defensive, or attacked by your partner and can't trust or feel supported in your relationship. Or perhaps you're a man struggling with a drug, alcohol, gambling, internet or porn addiction that is consuming too much of your life. Do you have a teen that is struggling with confidence, anxiety and motivation? Are you overwhelmed by anxiety most of the time, and can't relax, or feel safe? These are all issues that I have successfully worked with in the past.
(581) 501-5038 View (581) 501-5038
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Flori Ens
Counsellor, BScN, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
My approach to therapy is eclectic. It is always my hope that the conversations we have will bring clarity in a way that helps you make sense of the patterns and interactions in your life that are not serving you. I am drawn to a strength-based or solution focused approach for the way it encourages you to access your own capacity and skills to become “unstuck” in your current situation. I have resonated with what is called Family or Systemic therapy because of how it addresses the problems people present within the context of their relationships.
My approach to therapy is eclectic. It is always my hope that the conversations we have will bring clarity in a way that helps you make sense of the patterns and interactions in your life that are not serving you. I am drawn to a strength-based or solution focused approach for the way it encourages you to access your own capacity and skills to become “unstuck” in your current situation. I have resonated with what is called Family or Systemic therapy because of how it addresses the problems people present within the context of their relationships.
(604) 332-6679 View (604) 332-6679
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Cadboro Bay Counselling & Holistic Healing
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
Accepting new clients! I specialize in eating disorders, body image, self esteem, anxiety, and depression in teens and adults. If you struggle with insecurities, self criticism, overwhelm, managing emotions, and want to heal your relationship with your body, food, and yourself, I would love to help. Counselling can shift deeply held belief patterns, heal trauma & emotional wounding, teach you new ways of coping, increase self confidence, calm, joy, and find deeper meaning and connection. My integrated perspective includes both the body and mind. I am also a reiki practitioner, and a guided breath-work facilitator.
Accepting new clients! I specialize in eating disorders, body image, self esteem, anxiety, and depression in teens and adults. If you struggle with insecurities, self criticism, overwhelm, managing emotions, and want to heal your relationship with your body, food, and yourself, I would love to help. Counselling can shift deeply held belief patterns, heal trauma & emotional wounding, teach you new ways of coping, increase self confidence, calm, joy, and find deeper meaning and connection. My integrated perspective includes both the body and mind. I am also a reiki practitioner, and a guided breath-work facilitator.
(548) 490-1131 View (548) 490-1131
Photo of Jane Berry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in V8N, BC
Jane Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
I believe in supporting clients to move in the direction of their goals, and in the healing capacity of the helping relationship. A genuine caring relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for effective therapy. I'm pleased to be trained in both Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for Trauma clients, as well as CBT and DBT.
I believe in supporting clients to move in the direction of their goals, and in the healing capacity of the helping relationship. A genuine caring relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for effective therapy. I'm pleased to be trained in both Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for Trauma clients, as well as CBT and DBT.
(587) 210-5058 View (587) 210-5058
Photo of Naomi Galinski, Counsellor in V8N, BC
Naomi Galinski
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
You dream of running away to somewhere quiet and hide from the world, like a cabin in the forest or the beach. You feel overwhelmed and burned out. You struggle to get out of bed every day and question your whole life. Everything is falling apart, and you know you can’t keep up. The pressure is too much. Maybe you pushed so far that you got chronically ill, like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or depression. You ask yourself, “How did I get here?” You know something must change, but the task feels daunting. Where do you even begin?
You dream of running away to somewhere quiet and hide from the world, like a cabin in the forest or the beach. You feel overwhelmed and burned out. You struggle to get out of bed every day and question your whole life. Everything is falling apart, and you know you can’t keep up. The pressure is too much. Maybe you pushed so far that you got chronically ill, like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or depression. You ask yourself, “How did I get here?” You know something must change, but the task feels daunting. Where do you even begin?
(365) 607-5547 View (365) 607-5547
Photo of Karen Olender Kipnis, Marriage & Family Therapist in V8N, BC
Karen Olender Kipnis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RMFT, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N
I offer counseling services to individuals, couples and adolescents on Salt Spring Island and virtually across Canada and the United States. My work is personal, compassionate and direct. I stay close to my client’s experience, without judgment, pointing towards opportunities for growth. Life presents us all with challenges and sometimes we need help facing them. We often need a mirror to help us understand how to change outdated behaviors that are just not working or resolve inner conflicts that are keeping us from living a fulfilling life.
I offer counseling services to individuals, couples and adolescents on Salt Spring Island and virtually across Canada and the United States. My work is personal, compassionate and direct. I stay close to my client’s experience, without judgment, pointing towards opportunities for growth. Life presents us all with challenges and sometimes we need help facing them. We often need a mirror to help us understand how to change outdated behaviors that are just not working or resolve inner conflicts that are keeping us from living a fulfilling life.
(778) 767-2217 View (778) 767-2217
Photo of Amanda Fowler in V8N, BC
Amanda Fowler
BScN, RN
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
This may be your first time working with a therapist or maybe a venture away from avenues you've explored so far. I'm happy to meet you at any stage of your journey and offer kindness and empathy while walking that path with you. In particular, I have a compassionate understanding of the struggles known by those experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD/CPTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, BPD, grief, and difficulty with relationships, self-esteem, and intimacy. I’ve worked extensively with first responders and military. Under unbearable weight, I understand that addiction and self-harming patterns are often a means of coping.
This may be your first time working with a therapist or maybe a venture away from avenues you've explored so far. I'm happy to meet you at any stage of your journey and offer kindness and empathy while walking that path with you. In particular, I have a compassionate understanding of the struggles known by those experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD/CPTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, BPD, grief, and difficulty with relationships, self-esteem, and intimacy. I’ve worked extensively with first responders and military. Under unbearable weight, I understand that addiction and self-harming patterns are often a means of coping.
(587) 608-5822 View (587) 608-5822

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V8N

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in V8N who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
80% Self Esteem
79% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

36% Green Shield Canada
36% Pacific Blue Cross
36% SunLife

How Counsellors in V8N see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V8N?

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.