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  1. Hi
    I have been abused by a therapist here in the UK and wondered if you have any others from the UK contacting you. I would like to find others who know what I have been through and communicate with. Brooks from TELL told me about your site. Many thanks. Tricia

    • Hello Tricia. We do have participants and advisers that are from various countries. I could post your inquiry but I was a little concerned with your confidentiality. Please let me know if it is with your consent that I send out your inquiry. I will investigate on my own if there is anybody that might provide good support. There are a number of victims who have offered such support. Mostly people in the US. I could contact some of them and see if they would like to speak to you.

      I am sorry for what you are going through. Few people understand the emotional pain that can result from sexual abuse. There are people who can help. I look forward to your response. Stan Spero

  2. I=d like to know what to do about a therapist who is still trying to contact me and I have the only copy of a gag order which states we are not to try to contact each other and the courts won’t help me. Because they destroyed the order in their files making mine invalid like it don’t exist even though I can show them my copy it does no good. Please advise what I can do.

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  4. Thank you for Advocate Web — what a great resource for victims of sexual abuse.

    I have spent the last 2 years recovering from a sexually exploitative relationship with my massage therapist/bodyworker/”energy worker.” He was unlicensed, and I reported him to my state’s licensing board. It has taken over 2 years for the case to finally be resolved. The Dept. of State website will list his disciplinary action in April. I had been advised by many professionals along the way — including the state investigator on the case — to report him to the police, particularly since he sexually exploited ANOTHER client (a friend I sent to him!) only a week or two before me. As the story unfolded, it was clear this therapist raped her, though she could not see it at the time and blamed herself. Our state, however, does not recognize this type of sexual abuse in its statutes. And though I see from your website that many states do now include abuse by therapists, it appears to be limited to mental health, not somatic therapies. These should most definitely be included, because clients are even more vulnerable when they are unclothed and when they are touched. Ben Benjamin, author of “Ethics of Touch”, is a great resource for information on this.

    As a way of channeling my healing into something good, I am getting involved with a local advocacy group to raise awareness about this particular type of abuse, since it is so underreported because it’s so confusing to the victim. We are ashamed, feel stupid (I should have known better!) and don’t want to believe that someone we trusted could abuse our trust in this way. I’m also working with my state legislator to try for changes in my state’s Massage Therapy Act, so that those calling themselves “energy workers” (who perform massage and other energy-based modalities) must be licensed. And, I’ve written an article/story that I’ve submitted to a professional massage/bodywork organization that may be accepted for their May/June issue. Waiting to hear for sure. It’s an open letter to therapists, asking them to hear my story so that they understand from a client perspective what happens when a trusted therapist abuses their power.

    So — I write to you asking if there are any suggestions you might have for how I might continue raising awareness through other venues. Perhaps I’ve done enough, but I’m keeping open to any new ideas. I do not want another woman to go through what I have or what my friend went through (she became suicidal because of what he did to her).

    I believe sharing personal stories is a powerful way to help and to heal. Thank you for listening.

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  7. Hi. I’ve experienced abuse at the hands of a psychotherapist in Switzerland. It is not sexual abuse but severe emotional abuse. I am currently writing a complaint against the therapist. I wonder if I can find someone who would like to read my complaint and the evidence I have to support it, perhaps a survivor who has made a similar complaint, or another volunteer?

  8. I’m sorry to hear that, I hope you can find someone to support your case.

  9. You’re so awesome! I don’t think I have read something like this before.

    So good to find another person with some unique thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

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  11. Hi. I was “here” for a couple years about 10-15 years ago. At the time I participated in “Hope Forum” and found it helpful as a “support” group during the early part of my recovery from therapist exploitation. The most helpful aspect was when Gary Schoener would put in his two cents about something. He also sent a couple private email to me with some information more specific to my situation. I just want to say that I appreciate how Gary gave of his time, and the existence of that forum, in addition to the articles and direction on this site.

  12. Hello, I was trying to see if anybody could help me find a friends video that was filmed through here. It was shot in Owens Mill during 99; it was later shown to the senate in 2000, if anybody could help her find this it would greatly be appreciated, I’ll pass on her info if so! Thank you in advance!

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  14. You ought to take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the internet.
    I am going to highly recommend this site!

  15. I am a survivor of prolonged sexual abuse by a former doctor when I was very vulnerable with small children.The outcome was the loss of my children,career,home,family and reputation.However I wanted to let you know that my paperback DOCTORED by Polly A Magena ( Troubador Publishing) will be available 28th July 2018. It is written as an account and took years to write.It is my hope that it can help others and educate people working with survivors.All royalties are donated to charity.
    Thank you for being here for us!

  16. Just curious if this is out of date. I know virginia has a background check for qualified mental health professionals (qmhp) even multiple misdemeanors can keep you from getting licensed.

  17. Ola
    Good share.
    I think the best cccam servers are those from Fishbone cccam
    I would like to see more posts like this

  18. I am a victim of an abusive therapist. I filed a complaint with the licensing board. I also sent a complaint letter to my therapist’s department head. I received a letter from the licensing board saying that my case was closed and nothing was found inappropriate with my therapist. Also, I received a letter from my therapist’s department head saying that my former therapist has an ‘impeccable’ record. This has been a very traumatic experience for me. I am suffering with the abuse my former therapist caused me. And the responses have made my pain invisible.
    Also, I have requested my medical records for years, along with my doctors requests, and the hospital will not cooperate.
    Do you have a resource or a reference to a federal law that will allow me to get an audit trail to see what happened to my medical records? Please? And thank you.

  19. Hi,
    I’m so glad to see advoacteweb is still here.
    I was active here for several years starting when this was an email support group named ‘hopetalk.’

    Want to thank everyone who helped me through that awful time. Also want to let you know I still use advocateweb and post articles and information in an effort to help others going through similar ordeals.

    Thank you!

  20. I need help gaining ground, traction in my case against my therapist who sexually assaulted me. I am reaching out to see what if any advice you can give me dealing with ohio law, and lack of patient protection.

    I have a civil suit currently, prosecutor will not charge him, ethically board has found him guilty and suspended his liscense.

  21. Lindsey Uber-Sykes

    Would there be any assistance when I am being harassed by a few who may not ever be named? I have gathered as much proof to evident the case of online, social, texting, calling, physical and local community harassment. I am not able to obtain a Protective Order in person; every show of cause has been denied. My neighbors, family, ex-husband, ex-husband’s family have been participants.

  22. my sources
    Robert B. Tedrow – Mark J. Hill, Ryan L. Kennedy

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