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How to Heal from Botched Therapy

If 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

 
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A Recent Experience in Psychotherapy

In this essay I will present my experience in a therapy of about six months, which occurred in the middle of 2014. In order to provide useful background to the reader, I will give a brief history of psychological issues I have dealt with in my adult life, and also some significant events that occurred to me before the start of the recent therapy.

 
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Gaslighting in Therapy

If you Google the word “gaslighting,” here is what comes out as its definition: manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity. Unfortunately, gaslighting (or in other words, crazymaking), is not an uncommon occurrence in therapy.

 
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What Causes Harm In Therapy?

There are three major causes of client harm in psychotherapy:    Therapist unethical, unprofessional or outright abusive behavior;    Therapist’s incompetence;    Systemic flaws of the psychotherapy profession as a whole. The cause of harm is usually a combination of all of the above factors.  Let’s take a closer look at each one.

 
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