Dr. Paul Martin Agustinovich, Review

Dr. Paul Martin Agustinovich, Review

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by Suicidal, Feb. 09, 2011

THIS THERAPIST WAS NOT VERY PROFESSIONAL IN THE WAY HE TERMINATED MY THERAPY SESSIONS WITH HIM. SOME OF WHAT HE DID SOUNDED LIKE HE CARED, BUT IN THE LONG RUN WAS MORE DAMAGING, ESPECIALLY FOR MY REASONS FOR SEEKING THERAPY. THIS THERAPIST SPECIALTY IS NOT DOMESTIC ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OR PTSD AS HE CLAIMS, MY SITUATION (MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY) IS WORSE NOW THEN IT WAS WHEN I BEGAN THERAPY WITH HIM. HE PUT HIS WELL BEING BEFORE HIS PATIENT. NOT TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE CONSEQUENCES FOR HIS ACTIONS.


I HAVE READ ARTICLES HE HAS SAID ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE (TRAUMA-ABUSE-EMDR-COUNSELING-THERAPY-SAN-MATEO.HTML), I WENT TO HIM FOR HELP FOR PTSD AND DOMESTIC ABUSE WHICH HE SAYS HE AN 'EXPERT' AT.  HE MAKES YOU FEEL AS THOUGH HE CARES AND IS CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR WELL BEING AND HEALING, HE CALLS HIS PATIENTS AT WEEKENDS NOT REALIZING THE RAMIFICATIONS TO THE PATIENT, THIS DOES NOT HELP HIS PATIENTS IN FACT IT MAKES THEM INCREASINGLY DEPENDENT ON HIM!! THEN FOR NO REASON HE STOPS CALLING AND I WAS LEFT WONDERING WHAT IT WAS THAT I DID. NEVER RECEIVED AN ANSWER HE TOLD ME I WAS NOT SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING BETTER (AS THOUGH I WAS WASTING HIS TIME) I FELT THAT HE MISLEAD ME BY CALLING ME ON WEEKENDS (HE SAID IT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT ME, BUT WHEN I QUESTIONED HIM AS TO WHY HE WOULD CALL ME ONCE ON THE WEEKEND BUT THEN NOT CALL OR CONTACT ME FOR SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL MY APPOINTMENT HE WOULD TELL ME IT WAS BECAUSE I WAS SUICIDEL, WHEN TOLD HIM THAT I COULD HAVE KILLED MYSELF IN BETWEEN MY APPOINTMENTS HE DID NOT GIVE ME ANSWER.  WHEN I CANCELLED AN APPOINTMENT HE WOULD CALL ME TO SCHEDULE ONE WHEN I DID NOT HE CALLED MY FAMILY WHO CONVINCED TO GO BACK, WHEN I DID HE TOLD ME HE NO LONGER WANTED TO TREAT ME AND WAS GOING TO REFER ME TO ANOTHER THERAPIST I DO UNDERSTAND WHY HE HAD TO CALL ME IN TO TELL ME THIS ALSO I HE TOLD ME HE DID NOT WANT TO CONTINUE SEEING ME AS PATIENT BECAUSE HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I MAY DO TO MYSELF,EG( TAKING MY LIFE) I TOLD HIM THAT ALL HE WAS DOING WAS PUSHING ME ONTO SOMEONE ELSE AND WHY DID HE HAVE TO CALL ME INTO SEE HIM TO TELL ME THIS!! I FELT ANGRY, HURT, HUMILATED AND  BETRAYED I HAD TRUSTED HIM AND KNOW I AM TRYING TO RESOLVE NOT ONLY THE ABUSE FROM MY EX HUSBAND BUT BY THE THERAPIST WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO HELP.  HE SAYS PTSD AND DOMESTIC ABUSE ARE HIS STRENGTHS FOR THOSE WANTING HELP.  I FEEL MORE CONFUSED, HURT AND ANGRY, HE SHOULD NOT MISLEAD HIS PATIENTS AND MAKE FEEL DEPENDENT ON HIM, ITS LIKE YOUR THERAPIST BECOMES A CRUTCH, AND WHEN HE PULLED THAT CRUTCH AWAY FROM ME SUDDENLY  IT CAUSED MORE HARM HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. HE COULD NOT HANDLE MY SITUATION SO HIS SOLUTION WAS TO SEND ME TO ANOTHER THERAPIST, I KNOW THAT THAT IS HIS RIGHT TO DO THAT BUT NOT FOR THE REASONS HE TOLD ME..  HE DROPPED ME WHEN THINGS GOT TO MUCH FOR HIM TO HANDLE,  I AM LEFT PICKING UP THE PIECES, HE IS IN COMPLETE DENIAL OF WHAT HE HAS DONE.  I HOPE NO ONE ELSE HAS TO GO THROUGH THE PAIN I AM GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW HE MADE MY ISSUES WORSE HE PUT HIMSELF BEFORE THE CARE OF HIS PATIENT!!!!


* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 6 months - 1 year
* this reviewer had 1 - 2 therapists before.
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