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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Seeking UK Attorneys Who Specialize in Therapist Abuse

Hi Everyone, Occasionally I get contacted by UK readers looking for attorneys who specialize in therapist abuse. Since I have no contacts in the UK (or anywhere outside of the USA), I’d love to get some names. Remember I do have some attorneys listed on the Legal page. Any one of them should be able …

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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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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 mental health counselors By Chris Glorioso and Tom Burke Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 The New York State Legislature has passed a bill that would …

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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 — 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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Survey for Survivors of Therapist Abuse

Hi everyone, I’d love to get your answers and thoughts on the following questions regarding your recovery and post-abuse experience. Some of the questions require a bit of self-reflection, so feel free to sit with them a while before answering. You can also download a Word version of this survey by clicking here and email …

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