Here is complaint #2. The documents themselves explain the situation fairly well. I ask you to particularly note where the therapist admits she doesn’t talk about her background, techniques or methods once the client has agreed to work with her. So essentially she baits and switches her clients. It’s not like she tells clients “Now that you have agreed to work with me, I am going to use techniques and methods that we have not discussed. And I’m not going to tell you what they are or when I’m using them. That OK with you?”
Also, notice that she provides no evidence of currently being a practitioner at the therapy school or even of the therapy school still existing. (It doesn’t. I checked. The phone number is out of service and the website is down and has been for at least two years. But even when it did exist, it was just an office in a suburban low-rise block, and the courses were one weekend a month for 9 months or so. The school itself was not accredited in any way. I can’t find any information about the founder other than that for a little while he taught part-time at a local university. Actually I think he is dead now.) All she says is, effectively, yeah, I’m still a “clinical faculty member” at that school. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find that every graduate of the school is also a “clinical faculty member” of it.
The therapist’s comment about her actions being consistent with her principles, including “proper practice”, I find especially galling. She never did any kind of assessment with me, never discussed therapy goals or a treatment plan, and never even offered those as an option, yet they are ALL considered part of best practice in psychotherapy. They are part of the standards of practice of the Agency no less! But she didn’t do them, and she thinks that’s OK. The fact that I think it is not OK is irrelevant. Nice, eh? No surprise that she didn’t mention the irrelevancy of my thoughts and preferences at the start of therapy.
I suspect that the only reason the therapist is so frank in her letter is that she counted on 1) the secrecy of the complaint process and 2) that the committee would be biased towards her.
Anyway, take a look, do your own thinking and form your own opinion. Then let me know: would you hire this person as your therapist?