Therapists in Clifton

Photo of Esmarilda Dankaert, Psychologist in Clifton, Western Cape
Esmarilda Dankaert
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Clifton 8005
Are you at a stage in your life where you feel like you are stuck in a rut, or tired of self-sabotaging your own happiness and success, or tired or being tired, or being overly anxious all the time and feeling burnt out? Do you feel like you have lost touch with who you are, your dreams, your strengths? Do you not like the person you see in the mirror? Are you frustrated by your constant procrastination and lack of progress? Are you overwhelmed by the expectations of others? Do you find your work unfulfilling? Do you feel lost, personally, socially and/or professionally? Then you have landed on the right page!
Are you at a stage in your life where you feel like you are stuck in a rut, or tired of self-sabotaging your own happiness and success, or tired or being tired, or being overly anxious all the time and feeling burnt out? Do you feel like you have lost touch with who you are, your dreams, your strengths? Do you not like the person you see in the mirror? Are you frustrated by your constant procrastination and lack of progress? Are you overwhelmed by the expectations of others? Do you find your work unfulfilling? Do you feel lost, personally, socially and/or professionally? Then you have landed on the right page!
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Photo of Jane Hudson, Psychologist in Clifton, Western Cape
Jane Hudson
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Clifton 8005
My ideal client is someone facing difficulties / challenges in their life. This might be personal, situational, medical, relational, historical, anticipatory. The client may need to make changes, (situation or attitude) find solutions or come to terms with the situation. Their goals and needs are individual and they are likely to want to be heard, understood and guided through a period of change or adjustment
My ideal client is someone facing difficulties / challenges in their life. This might be personal, situational, medical, relational, historical, anticipatory. The client may need to make changes, (situation or attitude) find solutions or come to terms with the situation. Their goals and needs are individual and they are likely to want to be heard, understood and guided through a period of change or adjustment
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Ruan Swanepoel | Me Therapy
General Counsellor
Clifton 8005
Strategic business and career coaching & purposeful life coaching is my passion. Ambitious and career orientated professionals will benefit from the coaching process as it allows you to challenge your critical reasoning, leadership and strategic thinking skills.
Strategic business and career coaching & purposeful life coaching is my passion. Ambitious and career orientated professionals will benefit from the coaching process as it allows you to challenge your critical reasoning, leadership and strategic thinking skills.
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Cape Town Psychologists
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Clifton 8005
At Cape Town Psychologists, we strive to provide world-class psychological support and care. Are you having difficulty surviving a crisis? Are you riding an emotional roller-coaster? Are you struggling with intense or erratic emotions? Phobias? Hopelessness? Addictions? We are a team of responsible practitioners who want to help you be the best person you can be. Our Team consists of a clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, neuropsychologists, and a social worker. We offer a diverse range of services including individual and group therapy and psychometric assessments.
At Cape Town Psychologists, we strive to provide world-class psychological support and care. Are you having difficulty surviving a crisis? Are you riding an emotional roller-coaster? Are you struggling with intense or erratic emotions? Phobias? Hopelessness? Addictions? We are a team of responsible practitioners who want to help you be the best person you can be. Our Team consists of a clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, neuropsychologists, and a social worker. We offer a diverse range of services including individual and group therapy and psychometric assessments.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Tami Cruse Counselling
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardens 8001
I'm an HPCSA Registered Counsellor living in Cape Town. I offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice in Gardens. My approach to counselling encourages in-depth, client-centred self-discovery for individuals or groups, across a variety of challenges, including trauma. I believe that each client is different and use different psychological modalities to best suit each client. In the counselling space,​ I aim to provide a safe accepting space without judgement for clients to work on growth and healing. NB: I don't offer diagnosis/treatments, this means that I cannot work with diagnosed mental illness such as depression.
I'm an HPCSA Registered Counsellor living in Cape Town. I offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice in Gardens. My approach to counselling encourages in-depth, client-centred self-discovery for individuals or groups, across a variety of challenges, including trauma. I believe that each client is different and use different psychological modalities to best suit each client. In the counselling space,​ I aim to provide a safe accepting space without judgement for clients to work on growth and healing. NB: I don't offer diagnosis/treatments, this means that I cannot work with diagnosed mental illness such as depression.
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Photo of Shani Senekal, Psychologist in Clifton, Western Cape
Shani Senekal
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cape Town City 8000
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout my training and work experience, I've come to develop admiration for the resilience, wisdom & strength clients carry within themselves. I've learned that we all carry our own life stories and experiences. Some of these experiences may have contributed to unconscious emotional wounds and unhelpful beliefs which can contribute to disconnection, pain and pain and unhelpful ways of coping. By developing awareness of our stories and wounds we can start a process of healing which can equip us to take better care of ourselves and live full and healthy lives.
Throughout my training and work experience, I've come to develop admiration for the resilience, wisdom & strength clients carry within themselves. I've learned that we all carry our own life stories and experiences. Some of these experiences may have contributed to unconscious emotional wounds and unhelpful beliefs which can contribute to disconnection, pain and pain and unhelpful ways of coping. By developing awareness of our stories and wounds we can start a process of healing which can equip us to take better care of ourselves and live full and healthy lives.
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Photo of Taryn Steyn, Psychologist in Clifton, Western Cape
Taryn Steyn
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
Therapy’s major aim is to enable growth and better understanding of oneself through self-discovery and self- exploration. It is within a therapeutic relationship where we can identify problematic and dysfunctional, emotional and behavioural problems and address the necessary changes that will lead to a more healthier and less stressful life”
Therapy’s major aim is to enable growth and better understanding of oneself through self-discovery and self- exploration. It is within a therapeutic relationship where we can identify problematic and dysfunctional, emotional and behavioural problems and address the necessary changes that will lead to a more healthier and less stressful life”
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Photo of Angelo Vincent Deboni, Registered Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Angelo Vincent Deboni
Registered Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cape Town City 8000  (Online Only)
Therapy has become very clinical in the pathological world we live in. I focus on ways to make ethical, value-based choices that help you build a purposeful, meaningful life. I use an Existentialist approach (Humanistic) while and my methods generally follow Acceptance & Commitment Therapy guidelines. I have a unique perspective on many issues from my experience in life from personal challenges: raised in poverty, suffering male-anorexia, failed early-life relationships and 20 yrs. as an entrepreneur. This lived experience helps me be an effective counsellor, mental health speaker and provide ethical services as a life-coach.
Therapy has become very clinical in the pathological world we live in. I focus on ways to make ethical, value-based choices that help you build a purposeful, meaningful life. I use an Existentialist approach (Humanistic) while and my methods generally follow Acceptance & Commitment Therapy guidelines. I have a unique perspective on many issues from my experience in life from personal challenges: raised in poverty, suffering male-anorexia, failed early-life relationships and 20 yrs. as an entrepreneur. This lived experience helps me be an effective counsellor, mental health speaker and provide ethical services as a life-coach.
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Photo of Tina Koyounoglou, Registered Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Tina Koyounoglou
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Sea Point 8005
Everybody faces challenges at different stages of life. Some greater than others. I am always amazed at the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive. My aim is to help the client to focus on their strengths (rather than their weaknesses). Furthermore to capitalise on their strengths and to realise their full potential. In times of crisis people tend to forget that they have actually overcome so much in life already and given the support they need, they will be able continue to do so. My motto is: Never Give Up. Don’t underestimate yourself. There is always a Plan B!
Everybody faces challenges at different stages of life. Some greater than others. I am always amazed at the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive. My aim is to help the client to focus on their strengths (rather than their weaknesses). Furthermore to capitalise on their strengths and to realise their full potential. In times of crisis people tend to forget that they have actually overcome so much in life already and given the support they need, they will be able continue to do so. My motto is: Never Give Up. Don’t underestimate yourself. There is always a Plan B!
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Photo of Melloney Smith, General Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Melloney Smith
General Counsellor
Cape Town City 8001  (Online Only)
I am a counsellor who helps others reach their goals and work through trauma, I help others by guiding them in the right direction and assisting them with self-discovery. I help with your emotions and self-expression and assist you with new ways to express your emotions. I serve the public, adults, and children. Anyone who reaches out for help deserves to be helped to the best of my ability. Mental and emotional health is what I focus on, and I find the best therapy method for every client. I'm a loyal and open person. I aim to empower others, help them grow, and reach their full potential.
I am a counsellor who helps others reach their goals and work through trauma, I help others by guiding them in the right direction and assisting them with self-discovery. I help with your emotions and self-expression and assist you with new ways to express your emotions. I serve the public, adults, and children. Anyone who reaches out for help deserves to be helped to the best of my ability. Mental and emotional health is what I focus on, and I find the best therapy method for every client. I'm a loyal and open person. I aim to empower others, help them grow, and reach their full potential.
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Photo of Jemma Kahn, General Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Jemma Kahn
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified
Tamboerskloof 8001
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients from April 8 2024. I work with individuals and couples. My main areas of focus are identity (disharmony between how you feel and how you want to be perceived by others), relational issues (friction between people) and life transitions (adjusting to significant change). As a therapist my guiding principles are that respect is fundamental to the counselling process and that people are powerfully affected by their close relationships.
Accepting new clients from April 8 2024. I work with individuals and couples. My main areas of focus are identity (disharmony between how you feel and how you want to be perceived by others), relational issues (friction between people) and life transitions (adjusting to significant change). As a therapist my guiding principles are that respect is fundamental to the counselling process and that people are powerfully affected by their close relationships.
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Photo of Masha Stefanovic Coaching Practice in Clifton, Western Cape
Masha Stefanovic Coaching Practice
MSc
De Waterkant 8001
I am an NLP Coach and therapist, with a private coaching practice in Cape Town. My guiding belief, both personally and professionally, is that life is precious and it deserves to be lived fully. I work with clients who wish to make the most of their lives, by turning around areas that are not fulfilling and creating change that lasts. These are the life areas I can help with: work & career, relationships, personal growth, navigating big life changes, expat life & existential coaching.
I am an NLP Coach and therapist, with a private coaching practice in Cape Town. My guiding belief, both personally and professionally, is that life is precious and it deserves to be lived fully. I work with clients who wish to make the most of their lives, by turning around areas that are not fulfilling and creating change that lasts. These are the life areas I can help with: work & career, relationships, personal growth, navigating big life changes, expat life & existential coaching.
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Photo of Rahila Waka, General Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Rahila Waka
General Counsellor, MA
Cape Town City 8000  (Online Only)
Life can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs that leave us feeling lost or overwhelmed. If you struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, sadness, or stress, know that you're not alone. In therapy, I offer a warm and welcoming space where you can share your story without fear of judgment. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but know that you're taking a courageous step toward healing and growth. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where your feelings are honored and your experiences are met with empathy.
Life can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs that leave us feeling lost or overwhelmed. If you struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, sadness, or stress, know that you're not alone. In therapy, I offer a warm and welcoming space where you can share your story without fear of judgment. I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, but know that you're taking a courageous step toward healing and growth. Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where your feelings are honored and your experiences are met with empathy.
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Photo of Mariaan, General Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Mariaan
General Counsellor
Verified
Cape Town City 8000
Seeking clarity? Have complex emotions? Working through a tramatic experience? Negative thinking? Trying to cope? Or focusing on personal growth? ...I'm Mariaan, a Registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor who would like to assist you on this journey.
Seeking clarity? Have complex emotions? Working through a tramatic experience? Negative thinking? Trying to cope? Or focusing on personal growth? ...I'm Mariaan, a Registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor who would like to assist you on this journey.
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Dana Rozanne Tadmor
General Counsellor
Sea Point 8060
All of us at some point might need support to deal with the many challenges of life, whether it be a personal crisis, a loss, an addiction, a feeling of stuckness or a change in one's ability to cope. I offer compassionate and non-judgemental psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. It is not always easy to take the first step to start therapy and to be vulnerable, but allowing yourself to open up is often the start of the journey towards acceptance or change.
All of us at some point might need support to deal with the many challenges of life, whether it be a personal crisis, a loss, an addiction, a feeling of stuckness or a change in one's ability to cope. I offer compassionate and non-judgemental psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. It is not always easy to take the first step to start therapy and to be vulnerable, but allowing yourself to open up is often the start of the journey towards acceptance or change.
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Photo of Evelyn Elizabeth Beneke, Psychologist in Clifton, Western Cape
Evelyn Elizabeth Beneke
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Sea Point 8060
My main focus is individuals whether in crisis or transition. I specialise in treating anxious and depressed individuals. I provide a safe space in which to understand the reasons underlying anxiety and depression and identify maladaptive coping strategies. Then we work to replace the maladaptive coping strategies with healthy ones. I also enjoy couples therapy and interventions targeting parenting issues. In addition I offer supportive therapy to individuals who are struggling with substance use.
My main focus is individuals whether in crisis or transition. I specialise in treating anxious and depressed individuals. I provide a safe space in which to understand the reasons underlying anxiety and depression and identify maladaptive coping strategies. Then we work to replace the maladaptive coping strategies with healthy ones. I also enjoy couples therapy and interventions targeting parenting issues. In addition I offer supportive therapy to individuals who are struggling with substance use.
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Photo of Jeanette Steenkamp, Psychologist in Clifton, Western Cape
Jeanette Steenkamp
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy. If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.
I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy. If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.
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Photo of Lara Rust, Registered Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Lara Rust
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Cape Town City 8001
I am committed to providing accessible psychological services which focuses on support and promoting well-being to individuals, families and groups. I believe that counselling is a collaborative process and I use interventions that best suit the needs of the client to focus on what will bring about the most meaningful change in their lives. Areas of interest include personal growth and identity development, family relationship struggles, adjustments difficulties, loss and bereavement, trauma, self-esteem, bullying, stress, burnout and lifestyle management, self-development, dealing with divorce, and step-family integration.
I am committed to providing accessible psychological services which focuses on support and promoting well-being to individuals, families and groups. I believe that counselling is a collaborative process and I use interventions that best suit the needs of the client to focus on what will bring about the most meaningful change in their lives. Areas of interest include personal growth and identity development, family relationship struggles, adjustments difficulties, loss and bereavement, trauma, self-esteem, bullying, stress, burnout and lifestyle management, self-development, dealing with divorce, and step-family integration.
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Photo of Zola Manzini, General Counsellor in Clifton, Western Cape
Zola Manzini
General Counsellor, MSc
Verified
Cape Town City 8000
Each individual and their way of thinking deserve to be understood in their particular context, in terms of lifestyle, culture, and beliefs. Being able to connect with a client and go through the process of how they can better cope with their pressures, recontextualizing their situation into one of upliftment.
Each individual and their way of thinking deserve to be understood in their particular context, in terms of lifestyle, culture, and beliefs. Being able to connect with a client and go through the process of how they can better cope with their pressures, recontextualizing their situation into one of upliftment.
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Siphiwe Ramalwa
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cape Town City 8000
Greetings. I'm based in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth. Life can be challenging to navigate and taking the first step toward therapy can be daunting. When you take this courageous step, you will be met with warmth and empathy.  I work with clients who are struggling with trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, coping skills and depression. I also render pre-marital, couple counselling as well. I am intentional about building a relationship with my clients that is rooted in trust and safety. We will work together to reduce emotional distress, recover hope, and build resiliency. Face to face and online.
Greetings. I'm based in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth. Life can be challenging to navigate and taking the first step toward therapy can be daunting. When you take this courageous step, you will be met with warmth and empathy.  I work with clients who are struggling with trauma, grief, low self esteem, stress, anxiety, coping skills and depression. I also render pre-marital, couple counselling as well. I am intentional about building a relationship with my clients that is rooted in trust and safety. We will work together to reduce emotional distress, recover hope, and build resiliency. Face to face and online.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Clifton

< 10

Counsellors in Clifton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Divorce
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Momentum
100% GEMS
100% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in Clifton see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Clifton?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, 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 postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Psychologists listed in the directory are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The majority of General Counsellors featured in the directory align themselves with reputable professional bodies, particularly the Association for Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners. All Registered Counsellors listed must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for general counsellors in South Africa, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in South Africa.

Psychologists have five years training in psychology, have completed an internship over 12 months, and have completed the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology. They must be registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Registered Counsellors must have at least four years of study at a university or college, such as the Bachelor of Psychology and have completed the National Examination of the Professional Board for Psychology. General counsellors, such as Supportive Counsellors, Holistic Counsellors, and Wellness Counsellors, registered with the ASCHP must possess at least an NQF Level 4 qualification. Social Workers must possess a Bachelor of Social Work and must have completed an approved internship in the social service sector.

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 South Africa could be between R600 and R1,500. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

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.

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 postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are registered with the HPCSA and professional organisations such as PsySSA or the ASCHP are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. 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 as required by law, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.