How to Know if Your Therapist Behaves Ethically

Just as it is important to acknowledge the reality of abuse of clients in therapy, the next step in addressing this problem is to know various ways in which this type of abuse is perpetrated. The extent to which many consumers of therapy are unaware of basic rules of their providers’ professional conduct is stunning.  Continue reading “How to Know if Your Therapist Behaves Ethically”

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”

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”

Bad Therapy? A Disgruntled Ex-Psychotherapy Client Speaks Her Piece






This article is re-posted from http://disequilibrium1.wordpress.com/ with the author’s permission. It describes one woman’s account in therapy that led her to question the entire psychotherapy approach.

backdrop-772520_640Reposted from http://disequilibrium1.wordpress.com/ with the author’s permission.

In blogs and book reviews, I see reference by therapy professionals to the “disgruntled ex-client.”  I assume this label is pejorative and the classification perhaps is to warn therapists to create a strong filter when one hovers nearby.

So here’s my warning label: I’m a disgruntled ex-client. Continue reading “Bad Therapy? A Disgruntled Ex-Psychotherapy Client Speaks Her Piece”