Your therapist lied to you.
Gina Love

Well, I am certainly glad that you were called out immediately by those reading your clearly-fabricated response to this article. Those of us who actually did complete degrees and find careers in mental health do not appreciate you stating that you are a “licensed therapist” while simultaneously demonstrating exactly why you would be utterly (read: laughably) unqualified to be one.

But, for good measure, let’s go through your paragraphs one by one:

1st Paragraph — Licensed therapist? Prove it. Your response to this article was not promising.

Not PTSD? Since I am actually educated in CP, I know better than to provide an “armchair diagnosis”. However, based upon the symptoms she is describing, claiming that “your [her] therapist lied to you [her]” and “you [she] does not have PTSD” can be found at best, misguided, and at worse, someone lying about a medical license. Again, not promising.

Your personal opinion of what “office politics” entail are irrelevant if you consider racism to be one of them.

2nd Paragraph — I just… I can’t even… If “I didn’t see you because you were as black as the chair” is just insensitive then I’d really hate to see what your definition of “racism” is.

3rd Paragraph — I truly pity you if you believe the experiences she described were because she was unwilling to take upon extra responsibility or because she wasn’t “learn[ing] to play the game”. Please respond to reassure us that you are not currently employing any human beings that we may need to send in hostage rescue for.

Giving her your personal opinion that this article will “hurt her career” is not only inaccurate but once again, demonstrates your complete lack of therapy training (or really, any other sort of training in terms of human interaction as well). As a hiring manager, this article to me would demonstrate composure, thorough evidence to support arguments, confidence, resilience, and damn near perfect conversational writing skills. For reference, I have received several applications with college spelled “collage” and an individual who could not spell his own major of Exercise Science (“Exersc… Exscer… Ex.Sci.” Seriously.)

4th Paragraph — Therapists don’t normally start off with, “I think…But…”. That’s actually a sentence you shouldn’t use, ever. “I think that you might be fine but you also might not be fine.” I think it might be sunny today, but it also might rain. See how useful of a statement that was? Not so much.

Suggesting that she should have just bailed on the job completely overlooks any personal or professional goals/needs that she was fulfilling at this position. Again, a statement (opinion) that suggests you are not actually a therapist. In therapy we promote resilience and self-worth, not giving up and quietly taking the terrible treatment that you’ve been subjected to in the past.

Last sentence — The final nail in the coffin, so to speak, as to your therapy license in question. Victim blaming at it’s finest.

So, I guess my only follow-up questions are:

  1. …Is this “Kelly” or one of her minions? Or just someone who feels the need to insert their opinion, despite absolutely no experience with either the company or author of this article?
  2. Are you seeing an actual therapist to work through your compulsion to comment on articles using false credentials?
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