I Simply Made an Appointment. How Did I End Up Here!

Yesterday I was cleaning out my office and came across my datebook calendar from 2010. I am such a pack rat! As I flipped through the calendar seeing if there was any contact information I may still need, I saw it there: My first appointment with Dr. P! How simply and innocently written. “Dr. P …

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Any survivors from the 1990’s Out There?

I have been going through the book (hoping to put together a bibliography) on sexual assault by providers. I was really struck by that there was an organized effort to resist the exploitation that was happening then. In a book I am reading now from 1990 there are 10 listed survivor groups in the Appendix. …

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Changing my state’s therapist exploitation law

Hello.  I just thought I would share a little bit about the process of changing or trying to get a state to have a criminal law for therapist sexual exploitation.  I hope this information is helpful if you decide to try to advocate for changes to your state law that might be inadequate to address …

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General and Emergency Information for Victims of Therapist Abuse

First and foremost, if you are feeling suicidal, call 911 or a crisis hotline. There are some crisis hotline numbers listed in the right sidebar under Need Help Now? if you scroll down the page. These include: National Suicide Hotlines 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-TALK / 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day/7 days a week National …

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Reclaiming My Life – Michelle Mallon’s Story of Healing

Recovering from therapist abuse is hands-down the most painful experience I have ever gone through in my entire life. Healing was incredibly difficult for so many reasons, some of which make me very angry and some of which have brought me great insight. Because of the impact healing from therapist abuse has had on my …

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New Video from Heather Sinclair: The Real Crisis in Healthcare

Heather Sinclair, of Lynette’s Law and the Lynette’s Law website, has posted a video on warning signs of bad therapy called The Real Crisis in Healthcare. The video includes some great advice on what to do if you see any of these warning signs in your own therapy. You can visit Heather’s website at www.LynettesLaw4Maryland.com …

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When The Pieces Don’t Fit: The Corrupted Puzzle

Note from Kristi: I am happy to welcome Michelle Mallon as an ongoing contributor to the blog! Look for more of her posts in the future. If you had asked me what happened, I would not have been able to explain it to you. I couldn’t tell you who was at fault either. “Was it …

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Escape from the Emotional Black Hole

This is a guest post from one of our readers, Michelle A. Mallon, MSW, LSW. August 2012: Looking back, it was as if I went through months of someone telling me there wasn’t a massive black hole sucking me in. It felt as if he was telling me “Everything is fine. Keep walking. In fact, …

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