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”

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”

What Causes Harm In Therapy?

psychologistThere 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. Continue reading “What Causes Harm In Therapy?”

The Ending of My Therapy Shattered My Healing, Opening the Way for True Healing






A guest post of one of our contributors, Katie: The Ending of My Therapy Shattered My Healing, Opening the Way for True Healing

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This is how my therapy ended: My therapist sent a letter without my knowing or my permission or written consent to a third party. That third party read the first paragraph, felt uncomfortable, and so gave it to me. I read it and was shocked. Continue reading “The Ending of My Therapy Shattered My Healing, Opening the Way for True Healing”