Helping Victims of Therapist Abuse Across California
Visiting a therapist is a common way for people in need to discuss situations in their lives under the counsel of a trained, educated professional. Whether you’re visiting a psychiatrist, therapist, or other certified or degreed mental health professional, it’s important to understand such a professional is obligated to follow practices laid out before them. Unfortunately, not all therapist follow suit when it comes to acting in a professional manner. It is not unheard of for a therapist to be found guilty of sexually abusing his or her patient. Such an action is egregious to say the least. If you know of someone, or have fallen victim yourself, to a therapists sexual advances or abuse, it is imperative you understand your rights. Don’t let assumption stand in the way of making a move towards what is rightfully yours: justice.
When a patient is undergoing therapy, it is understandable that sensitive information with be divulged to a therapist. During these times, intense feelings may be transferred from one person (such as a parent, sibling, or former abuser) toward the therapist. This is known as transference and is common in a patient / therapist relationship. It is the therapists responsibility to not abuse or manipulate this information and power for his or her own gain. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. It can be common for a therapist to use this information to sexually abuse a patient. Under no circumstances is this right. It’s manipulation and it’s a crime.
We Won’t Play Games with Your Legal Defense
The law offices of Teal & Montgomery takes cases of such conduct seriously and will do everything within our power and the law to prosecute those who have not only dishonored a profession created to help others, but acted unprofessionally and illegally. We will fight for financial compensation, including but not limited to the therapist’s insurance company. We have decades of experience defending those who have fallen to this egregious misconduct. We are fully prepared to take your case to trial and we will not quit until we have evaluated every opportunity for restitution for you and your loved ones who have been impacted by these types of crimes.
We Are Dedicated to Fighting for and Defending Your Rights
Our offices are in both Santa Rosa and Sacramento, California and we are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones who have fallen victim to sexual abuse, including those cases involving therapists. We know it isn’t easy to come forward with these types of charges, but we are here for you – ready and willing to fight for your rights.
Contact the Therapist Abuse Attorneys of Teal & Montgomery Today
We invite you to contact us online or call us at 707-525-1212 to speak with someone today and to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. The statute of limitations are very complex in cases involving therapist abuse, so time is of the essence. Remember, the quicker you respond and contact an experienced attorney, the stronger your case will be built. Don’t let another moment pass by. We’re here to provide the defense you want, need and deserve. Contact the law office of Teal & Montgomery immediately and let us walk beside you as we begin to build your case!