As I mentioned in the “about” page, my main reason for creating this website was facilitating my self-expression. Over the years of my personal therapy and professional training and later, after my last therapy ended and then after the relationship with my last therapist ended, a lot of emotions and insights about the therapy process, the
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.
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.
An interview with Marina Tonkonogy, LMFT about ways to avoid getting abused in psychotherapy (by Jaleh Weber, Yahoo! Contributor Network)