A Resource on PsychCentral.com for Clients Abused by their Therapists

Recently, a reader contacted me to let me know about a resource that some of you may find valuable: a forum on PsychCentral dedicated to those who have been abused by their therapists. Because I have not participated in this group myself I cannot personally recommend it; it’ll be up to each of you individually …

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An Update from Heather Sinclair

Heather left an update in a comment on my last post about Lynette’s Law and I just wanted to make sure everyone saw it. It takes a lot of courage to do what Heather’s doing, so please give her your support! Here also is the Lynette’s Law website, where I think she posts updates. http://www.lynetteslaw4maryland.com/ Good …

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A Big Disappointment (and a Small Win) in Maryland

I’m sorry to be reporting that Maryland did not pass the bill to criminalize sexual abuse of mental health patients, though the bill requiring background checks of mental health professionals did pass. Despite what must be a very disappointing outcome for the supporters, I do believe that Heather Sinclair’s tireless efforts to get Lynette’s Law …

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A Success in New York! Lawmakers Pass Bill to Close Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole

Yes! Check it out on NBC New York: After I-Team Investigation, Lawmakers Pass Bill to Close Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole Law would make reporting of statutory rape mandatory for therapists and …

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Taking Action Against Your Therapist — Whatever Your Feelings Are

A while back, I received an email from a survivor of therapist sexual abuse. She and I had been in touch, and she was struggling with her feelings about her former therapist and about taking legal action against him. She wrote: The conflicting feelings that I have come and go on a regular basis. One day I am …

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NBC New York I-Team: Lawmaker Wants Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole Closed

For those of you living in New York, you may want to check out this article and add your voice to this process: A state assemblyman is drafting legislation that would close a legal loophole, first reported by the I-Team, that keeps statutory rape complaints about psychotherapists from being forwarded to law enforcement by the …

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Petition to “Stop Therapist Abuse Now” on Change.org

Today on Change.org I discovered a petition to introduce a bill in Maryland called “Lynette’s Law.” The woman who drafted the petition, Heather Sinclair, alleges that she was a victim of therapist abuse by a man who was a convicted felon. Sinclair hopes to pass a law in Maryland that would require all therapists to …

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Sex with the Therapist – The Need to Feel Whole

In my last post I wrote about what it was like to have sex with Dr. T. (A truly delightful subject!) Our sexual involvement spanned four and a half years and had a profound impact on me emotionally, physically, even spiritually. As much as I’d convinced myself that I was doing it for him, the …

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Sex with the Therapist — My Experience

I’m currently in the process of revising the version of My Story (about my experience with Dr. T) that’s published on the site. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while (and have been putting it off for just as long), but I finally decided to dig in and get it over with. The …

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