One Type of Therapist Not To Trust

woman-531212_640There are websites for therapy consumers with “check-lists” containing warning signs of questionable and inappropriate behaviors by therapists you should watch out for.

What is and isn’t acceptable or ethical in therapy is not always based on objective sets of rules such as professional ethical code. Oftentimes, it’s a matter of opinion. I might judge ethics Continue reading

Informed Consent In Psychotherapy

document-428335_640A provider of any service is ethically and, in some cases, legally obligated to inform customers of how they do business, their business policies and the limitations of their services.

The nature of mental health services and, specifically, psychotherapy is so unique that informing the consumers about how those services work and what can and cannot be expected is absolutely crucial, it is more important than in any other industry. Yet, the members of mental health profession Continue reading

How to Heal from Botched Therapy

girl-517555_640If you are someone who has been traumatized in therapy, it might be difficult to get help.

Traumatic experience in therapy might make you hesitant to seek professional help again in the first place, but, even if you break through natural fear of getting hurt again, it would be a hell of a task to find a therapist  Continue reading

Intimacy in Therapy: Reality or Dangerous Illusion?

flower-350493_640It is widely accepted among psychotherapists and their clients that the relationship between a therapist and a client, or the so-called “therapeutic relationship”, is both intimate and professional at the same time. I believe, that “intimate” and “professional” dynamics cannot co-exist in the same relationship, but I also believe that it depends on how one defines “intimacy”.

Intimacy, like many other concepts, Continue reading