It would be an understatement to say that abuse in therapy is a taboo topic among professionals. The ignorance about the extent of client abuse by therapists goes beyond just not talking about it in professional circles, there is a complete denial that such phenomena exists. The most common response you would get
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
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.