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Get yourself a good lawyer as well as a good new T

Posted by Racer on February 17, 2004, at 14:06:20

In reply to Re: Ex-Therapist is taking me to Court!!!, posted by pinkeye on February 17, 2004, at 13:34:07

First things first, take care of you. Find yourself a good therapist who can help you tangle out how much of this current nightmare stems from your influence, and how much of it is directly caused by your old T's absolute malpractice as displayed by the four minute telephone call.

Then, get yourself a really good lawyer to advocate for you in court. Public Defenders tend to be overworked and are often not the best choice. BUT the Bar Association chapter in your area can tell you how to find someone to act as advocate in your interests. It's even possible that your best bet in this instance is to countersue her for the pain and suffering her "closure" caused you, as well as the damage that these events have caused in you.

Mind you, this is only after having read your post here. I can't know all the details, but what I see is that you went to a therapist to get help, and were damaged by the "help" provided. Because so much of therapy is intangible, that's a really hard case to win, but the countersuit might be a strategy that would best protect your interests -- not because you'd win it, but because it might be the most likely strategy to get a settlement of the suit against you. (I'm assuming, by the way, that your ex-T is requesting a TRO, rather than actually suing you. Settling the matter through court-ordered mediation or arbitration, without any monetary damages to either side and without a TRO being granted against you, seems as if it would leave everyone better off.)

But, again, that's only my opinion, and remember that I'm nuts. Good luck!




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