You went to a therapist because you needed help. You would never have expected what happened next. Abuse is never OK. When therapists use their position to abuse clients, they need to be held accountable.
You have legal options that we can help you review. A New York therapy abuse lawyer from Jenner Law is ready to help you with your case. You can reach out for a free consultation today so that we can learn more about your situation and map out your next steps.
Therapists Help People Improve Their Mental and Emotional Health
Mental illness is a public health issue, and some people’s mental health has been affected during these times, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many types of mental health professionals. While each has a slightly different specialty and scope of practice, their focus is on mental and emotional disorders and overall well-being.
For example, mental health counselors work with clients by listening to them and helping them find solutions and strategies to combat mental illness. They can also help patients learn to process and cope with previous experiences of trauma and abuse. In contrast, a psychiatrist also has the authority to prescribe medications and diagnose mental conditions.
Keeping It Professional
Therapists must maintain professional relationships with their clients. This includes following proper boundaries, such as keeping information confidential and focusing their interactions on the client’s needs. When therapists cross these boundaries, there is a greater risk for abuse.
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Therapy Abuse Situations: When Therapists Hurt Rather Than Heal
When in therapy, clients are often vulnerable with the therapist. They are sharing personal information and often in a one-on-one setting. Therapists need to be trustworthy and not take advantage of their clients in this vulnerable state.
While any type of abuse is possible, some of the following types of abuse can happen in the therapist-client relationship:
- Verbal abuse can include ridiculing, demeaning a person because of specific characteristics, and otherwise putting a person down.
- Physical abuse includes any action that causes pain or injury. For example, hitting, pushing, or kicking would be physical abuse.
- Psychological and emotional abuse include threatening or telling the victim no one will believe them if they disclose what happened. It could also include blaming the victim or other forms of emotional blackmail.
- Sexual abuse is any sexual activity where the victim doesn’t consent. It can also include things like assault and sexually degrading insults.
Note: Any sexual relationship is inappropriate in a therapist-client relationship.
There is also the potential for financial abuse in a therapist-client relationship. Financial abuse could include overcharging you for services or making you feel pressured to give gifts to get the help you need.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get in a New York Therapy Abuse Case?
The exact amount you can get in compensation will depend on your situation. What specifically happened? What kind of harm and pain did the experience cause you? These are the kinds of questions our New York therapy abuse lawyer will review with you before determining your case’s dollar value.
Compensation can help ease the burden of the abuse’s impact. When you consult with our attorney, they may be able to estimate how much compensation you can get in your therapy abuse case.
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How Can a Therapy Abuse Lawyer Help Me?
Our therapy abuse lawyer manages cases involving abuse in the therapist-client relationship. They understand the complexities these cases often involve, so they have additional insight into the issues your case may present.
When you consult with our therapy abuse lawyer, they will review the facts of your case to determine if you can file legal action for therapy abuse. They also will review your legal options and discuss possible compensation you could receive.
Should you decide to pursue legal action, the law firm can help you navigate your entire case. They can help you complete paperwork in the appropriate time frames so that you don’t miss any deadlines and answer your questions throughout the process.
Can I Afford a Therapy Abuse Lawyer?
A situation of abuse is hard enough to deal with on its own. It can be overwhelming to think about hiring a lawyer. At Jenner Law, we use a contingency fee structure. If you win your case, we collect a certain percentage of the compensation to cover our legal fees.
If we don’t help you recover compensation, you don’t owe us anything. We can discuss how this fee structure works during your initial consultation.
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Hear from Past Clients We Have Helped
At Jenner Law, we help our clients nationwide with their personal injury cases. One of our focus areas is therapy abuse cases, and we are ready to help you. Other clients who have worked with us have been satisfied with our firm. Here’s what just a few of them have to say about their experiences:
“Jenner Law has your back! They will fight for you with all they have and be sure to keep you up to date during the entire process. They are patient and understanding, answered any and all questions promptly day or night. You truly get the feeling that they actually care about you as an individual. You’re not just another case to them. Would highly recommend!” – Amilee
“Jenner law firm was very professional throughout the entire process. They were very responsive and answered every question. They kept you updated every step of the way. I believe they were as passionate about my case as I was. I thank them for all of their hard work.” – Teresa
We Are Ready to Help: Get a Free Consultation Today
At Jenner Law, we are ready to help you with your therapy abuse case from start to finish. Our New York therapy abuse lawyer will work with you every step of the way. The process starts with your initial consultation.
We can go over the information with you and determine if you have a case. From there, we can give you the advice you need to decide your next steps. You are not alone. We are proud to serve our clients in the New York area. Call us today at (888) 585-2188 for your free consultation.