This post is a summary of what you, as a consumer, need to know when you decide to report your therapist to the licensing board.
In the article “When the Therapist’s Behavior Is Confusing” I talk about situations when people aren’t sure if their therapists are being helpful or if they even know what they are doing. Other common scenario is when the client starts questioning the therapist’s actions beyond the areas of competence or professional judgment. They start questioning
Many 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.
Many people don’t realize that just like they have the right to get a second opinion from a different medical doctor, they also have the right to get a second opinion from another therapist, if the one they are currently seeing doesn’t seem to be helpful. Some might ask: “Why not just change therapists?”