My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Georgia
May be more of an ethical question right now..not to the level of malpractice yet.
If one is in counseling for 2 years for severe depression, is it either unprofessional or unethical for the counselor not to make you aware of the importance of easing you out of the counseling relationship. Counseling was not working, in counseling for 2 years, developed strong trust and confidence and dependence on counselor and counselor was well aware of that, client confided every detail of most of their life, client allowed counselor to read entire journals written in daily. Client said they were not coming back. Client said they were not coming back several times but always changed mind and went back and therapist accepted it. Counselor probably should have ended counseling a long time before this happened for the reason that counseling wasn't working and counselor knew this. After client emailed and said was definitely not coming back, counselor emailed: sorry it didn't work out...good luck to you -- thus destroying the trust/confidence client had felt and also feeling violated of all feelings/emotions confided in the counselor and emotionally upset and harmed further. Is what this counselor did considered professional or unethical in any way?