My Therapist Is Provoking Me

Why would my therapist who I have been working with for three years who knows I am suicidal taunt, tease, belittle, call me names, beg for help and make me more suicidal? - Fragile Client
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Dear Fragile Client,
Darren Haber
Darren Haber, PsyD, MFT is a psychotherapist specializing in treating alcoholism and drug addiction as well as co-occurring issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, secondary addictions (especially sex addiction), and trauma (both single-incident and repetitive). He works in a variety of modalities, primarily cognitive behavioral, spiritual/recovery-based, and psychodynamic. He is certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and continues to receive psychodynamic training in treating relational trauma, including emotional abuse/neglect and physical and sexual abuse.
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  • David Calhoun

    David Calhoun

    July 23rd, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Is you therapist pushing you to achieve new things. Many times mine will give me the feeling that he has pushed me and bullied me only to find out a short time later that the feeling of being pushed is just a new direction that he has given me.

    We work through this about twice a year, but after the first time I talked with him and he explained what he was doing. This gave us a firm understanding and strengthened my faith in him and our direction forward.

  • Anonymous


    December 25th, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    An abusive therapist is a bad therapist and not uncommon. One need not be a saint or even a good person to get a degree.

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