Judgmental, biased and my way or highway
This therapist is the Columbus area was referred to me through an employee assistance program. Boy, did she get judgmental about me, my dressing sense, my way of speaking and my culture. She outright declared, "when I see you, you look junior and dress junior." Hello, anyone home that can bolster self esteem and confidence instead of bringing it down?
She said I needed to straighten my hair and dress like the rest of the corporate women she'd seen from my workplace because that is what would get me a boyfriend. Yeah! Apart from judging my culture and invalidating the different way of life I have grown up in, she sought to make me more 'American'.
She also displayed most of the other signs of bad therapists that I have since researched - pronouncing disorders before an actual diagnosis, no clear communication of treatment plan and goals, highly judgmental (is this the third time I'm mentioning that?!).
What surprises me is she has been in practice for 30 years. Thirty years of saving, changing some lives and completely wrecking others?