Posted 8/4/2020 12:00 PM (GMT -7)
Yes, therapists can use their position and inside information (what you tell them) to hurt their clients rather than help them.
I was in a clinic type situation with about 3 therapists and 3 psychiatrists, and was seeing one of the psychiatrists so figured I could pick one of the therapist from the same office. She was horrible, so I reported her to the office manager. So, they replaced her and I got her replacement, and she was horrible so I again complained to the office manager.
Then they got rid of me.
So, I would definitely consider reporting her so she won't treat others like that. She's not trying to help you, she's trying to bring you down beneath her. There can be repercussions from the clinic, but I would do it anyway. The first time they might let you get away with it. And the second, if they're OK.
I know, it's difficult not to report it.
If not in a clinic situation, there might be something on the net search engine called, "reporting psychiatric/therapeutic malpractice" and have some groups that can help.
Think of teenagers going in there for help, and getting hurt instead. It happens a lot in the medical field. Remember, there's no one in there listening to what was said, and they know that, so they can always deny it.
Their chance of getting caught is very low. But they do not want it reported.