How should a therapist go about refusing to treat a patient?
November 27, 2006 9:26 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine underwent counseling at a trauma center. After the first several sessions, today his therapist had a supervisor come in, sat him down, and after 45 minutes of excruciating back and forth, essentially told him that because of what he did for a living, he could no longer attend therapy there.
posted by chichimimizu to health & fitness (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
At all. As in no other therapist at the center could see him and there was no one they could refer him to. As I said in my question, it took them 45 minutes to reach this point. Before getting there, they made him feel, "small, dirty, and absolutely unwanted." This seems absolutely insane to me. They work at a trauma center! Can a therapist (at a TRAUMA center!) essentially say, "you're too messed up, I can't treat you, go away?" What are his rights?
If it matters, my friend runs an adult website. Nothing extreme, just straight naked girls.