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Default Jan 22, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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Thank you for posting these links. This type of abuse is very isolating. Advocateweb was a lifeline for me in dealing with all the left over wreckage. I was also lucky enough to work with an amazing therapist who "gets it." She's treated multiple victims of abuse by therapists, ministers, etc.

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Default Jan 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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Here is the link I found: http://primal-page.com/sexclie.htm

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Default Feb 15, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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BINGO !!
I've put off looking at this because of the title of the forum.
Why is it not correctly titled " Romantic feelings toward CLIENTS " ?

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Default Mar 09, 2010 at 01:34 PM
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website with a lot of unethical T's behaviors that have been charged.

http://psychcrimereporter.wordpress.com
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Default Apr 08, 2010 at 01:12 PM
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What about help for clients who have been emotionallyabused by a former therapist? Its not always sexual types of abuse that hurt a client.
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Default May 09, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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yes please emotional abuse by a counselor links would be very helpful
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Thanks for the links. I was sexually abused and ended up in some "weird kind" of relationship with my psychiatrist. For the first 2 years in the mid 1990's after my breakdown he was fine. Then he started talking and asking things of a personal sexual nature and then gradually touched me and kissed me and well.......I can sure you can guess the rest. He was also nearly 25 years my senior and married. The worst part is I thought I really meant something to him. But I found out years later that I was one of about 30 woman that complained about him to the Medical Board. He was suspended for 6 months, then practiced only with supervision. Then a bigger case was put forward including myself and many other female sexual victims and he was going to be struck off. He knew he would lose, so he didn't fight the case.
Then I found out he was practicing in England as a psychiatrist where they had no idea of what he had done here in Australia. I was horrified after I learnt of this. I then googled his name and found that finally his abuse of women in Australia had caught up with him in England, where he was forced to stop practising psychiatry, at the then age of 72. Unbelievable but true and no I am not joking. He knew I had been sexually abused as a child, had PTSD and other symptoms. I am still damaged because of what he did to me. I wish I could forget all of it, but I can't. As at times he still haunts me within my mind.

I now happily have a very ethical psychiatrist for 10 years now. He was the one who finally made me realised that I suffered from borderline personality disorder and some histrionic pd symptoms as well. I've been able to minimise over the years alot of the traits that have made my life hell for years. It's not easy and at times it's still a real struggle when life's stressor's get out of control. However because of him, I am still alive and I've been happily married for quite some time now.

Please get help!!! To those of you who have been sexually or otherwise abused by your therapist/psych. It's so important. It's not easy, but I know it can be done!
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What about help for clients who have been emotionallyabused by a former therapist? Its not always sexual types of abuse that hurt a client.
I have had major depression for 25 yrs and been to numerous counselors. I have left some of them just because I did not feel he/she were helping. Also because we just did not seem to be on the same page. I have never been abused, the only thing I can say about my experiences is that I feel I might have been neglected. He/she was looking around the room and I felt not listening or caring about anything I said.

The most important thing EVERYONE NEEDS TO REMEMBER is that he/she works for you.
If you feel uncomfortable or that you are not getting any positive results by the 4th or 5th session, FIND a different therapist. They are just like medication they all work differently with different people. Anyone should LEAVE the moment he/she starts any discussions about sex.

I have never had a therapist ask me about sex. If the subject came up at all I brought it up to emphasize what kind of abuse I had been through. When I had finished what I had to say about the abuse there was no more discussion concerning sex in any way.

Some people are at the therapist for sexual issues but be positive that this is their expertise. Check with the board to see if there have been any complaints against them.
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Default Oct 13, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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This article that I wrote has already helped many survivors

How to Avoid Getting Abused in Psychotherapy - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com

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Default Jan 01, 2014 at 07:17 PM
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Thank you for posting this. It is so hard to read the posts of people wanting to have a relationship with their therapists and not scream over and over - there is no way you can enter that relationship with truly informed consent and There is no way to balance the power differential.

I'm a reader, and have read many books- but still haven't found one describing a successful marriage or long term partnership between a client and therapist, or exploring that topic.
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I learned the hard way about being in an abusive relationship with my former therapist-then found out she had been cited 3 times before-a lady in need for sure!!
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What about help for clients who have been emotionallyabused by a former therapist? Its not always sexual types of abuse that hurt a client.
Emotional abuse by therapists is actually more common than sexual, but, interestingly enough, very little is written about it. It's, probably, because it is difficult to prove.

In any case, anyone who was emotionally abused by the therapist can visit my website mentioned in my profile signature. You can also talk to me privately if you need further information and/or support. It's better to contact me through the website but if you want to PM me on PC that's ok too.

I just want to notify people in advance that I don't give advice, I don't do online therapy or counseling of any sort and that my idea of support may be different from what you expect. I simply tell how I see the situation and it's up to you to accept my input or not. I always validate the victims by condemning the wrongdoing on the part of the therapist, which doesn't mean that I would necessarily see the whole situation the same way they see it. I will share how I dealt with the abuse at the hands of my therapists, how I've been healing the trauma so far and what I have learned from all my experiences. If that's good enough for you, I'd be glad to be of help.

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Default May 11, 2015 at 09:42 AM
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Thank you for posting these links. This type of abuse is very isolating. Advocateweb was a lifeline for me in dealing with all the left over wreckage. I was also lucky enough to work with an amazing therapist who "gets it." She's treated multiple victims of abuse by therapists, ministers, etc.
I was also fortunate to find Advocateweb after the abuse. Their forum and articles provided invaluable assistance at a critical time. I found a wonderful therapist who treats patients who have experienced therapist and professional exploitation.

Thank you for providing these resources. There is no one to talk to when you are first being victimized. Who would you trust?

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Default May 11, 2015 at 01:53 PM
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I too would like to add my acknowledgement of AdvocateWeb as a wonderful resource for those who found themselves in this unfortunate situation. For me it was the most helpful resource I came across. It is very sad that it was eventually shut down. Their forum was very informative and it felt like the safest place to discuss all aspects of abuse in therapy. The person who was in charge moderated it very well. All discussions there were helpful and supportive while, at the same time, allowing for all kinds of opinions to be expressed. Since it was shut down I haven't found any place online where it would be really safe for people with this kind of issue to find support and information. Sad..

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Most of the links in the original post are dead as well as the Yahoo Voices post.
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Default Feb 05, 2017 at 02:28 PM
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Surviving Therapist Abuse seems to be current
Surviving Therapist Abuse ? Resources and Support for Healing

T.E.L.L. Therapy Exploitation Link Line
TELL: Therapy Exploitation Link Line

AdvocateWeb is not as operational as it once was but the web site is up. It has some good articles and information.
AdvocateWeb -
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Therapist. The rapist. Sometimes I wonder.

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i just clicked on that link advocate web. i have never seen it before. im crying right now. i dont think i rrealized how alone i felt in this until i read all of this in plain english.. that it has happened to others and it is devastating, and im not alone

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