- Aug 5, 2004
50 Warning Signs of Questionable Therapy and Counseling
by Noah Rubinstein
"Counselor does not have sufficient and specific training to address your issues and/or attempts to treat problems outside the scope of the practice."
"Therapist focuses extensively on diagnosing without also helping you to change."
"Counselor cannot accept feedback or admit mistakes."
"Therapist focuses on thoughts and cognition at the exclusion of feelings and somatic experience."
"Counselor pushes you into highly vulnerable feelings or memories against your wishes."
"Therapist avoids exploring any of your emotional or vulnerable feelings."
"Counselor does not ask your permission to use various psychotherapeutic techniques."
So far, I haven't been impressed by the therapists in Arizona, especially the one who was almost insisting that my OCD was more like autism. In any case, I didn't relate to them very well.
And all I needed was to have someone listen to me, and have a viewpoint that was somewhat similar to what the Psychiatrist in this interview appears to have.