Fellow activist and blogger, Yumers from Jumpstarting a Life with a Little Spark to the Head posted a link to this article, Finding the Right Psychiatrist, today. It’s so important to make our search for the right health care practitioner a priority, be it mental health, psychiatry, counseling, etc. This article is timely to me as I have been researching therapist abuse and discussing it some on WEGO Health. I posted a discussion there called “Therapist Abuse: It Can Happen” just yesterday.
It really is a nightmare to even think of experiencing abuse in this kind of relationship. Having a high quality psychiatrist, therapist and/or counselor can be absolutely key to healing. Having one that is unethical and abusive can have long-term negative effects. Abuse by a therapist isn’t very easy to define, it may be less obvious and harder to distinguish.
While this is not the norm, I believe we all need to be aware and empowered so that if a negative or abusive situation were to arise we can be prepared to recognize it and handle it as best as we can.
I hope that you will share this post so that others will know that they are not alone if they are experiencing therapist abuse and so that we can all protest ourselves with education.