What to Do When Your Therapist Behaves Unethically

Oftentimes therapy clients are confused about what their therapists are doing and struggle to understand if they are behaving ethically, but if you are someone who has already realized that your therapist has committed ethical violations, you would have to decide how you want to  Continue reading “What to Do When Your Therapist Behaves Unethically”

Informed Consent In Therapy

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, many therapists don’t provide their prospective Continue reading “Informed Consent In Therapy”

How Do I Know What Is And Isn’t Supposed To Happen In Therapy

counseling-99740_640Many times I’ve been contacted by people, who were currently in therapy and wanted to know if their therapists were doing the work competently and/or ethically. Such questions arose out of concerns about the specific actions or non-actions made by the therapists that didn’t seem consistent with what people believed the normal therapy process should entail. Continue reading “How Do I Know What Is And Isn’t Supposed To Happen In Therapy”

When Is A Therapist Allowed to Break Confidentiality?

stamp-123074_640In addition to the situations I discussed in the post Does everything I share with my therapist stay confidential?, there are cases when a therapist is allowed, but not required to disclose some information about a client to a third party. The most common situation when a therapist may do so is when a client presents a danger to themselves. Continue reading “When Is A Therapist Allowed to Break Confidentiality?”