Usman asked in HealthMental Health · 1 month ago

Is the psychologist overstepping?

Hi, 

a friend of mine was raped by three men. She's been recovering and has been going to the psychologist for nearly a year now. She is physically and emotionally attracted to him to the point of wanting to be in a relationship with him. He is married and has a child. She says he doesn't know she likes him. But I am like... how can you be a psychologist and not notice when your patient has a crush on you???

Also the psychologist has been showing her physical affection as in kisses in the forehead and hugs... 

I am afraid he might be manipulating her. She was in a very dark place and he has helped her a lot overcoming her trauma. She says she does not like him only because he saved her but because she actually believes he is a good person and has many positive qualities. 

But again, I am just like... He is a psychologist....isn't it unprofessional and unethical of him to let her keep going with her crush knowing the trauma she's been through???? 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yeah you’re right. She should not be seeing this person anymore. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You're only hearing one side of the story.  You have no idea if this is really happening.  A therapist isn't going to put their whole career on the line by encouraging his client in this manner.  You can't do anything unless she asks for your help.

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