(Headline USA) Leftist therapists and counselors are increasingly using their positions to exploit the vulnerability of clients who hold different political views, pushing radical theories on unsuspecting patients they’ve been entrusted to help.
Andrew Hartz, who works at a psychotherapy clinic in New York City, alleged that patients who open up to their therapists are at risk of being demonized if they express a viewpoint not in line with leftism, according to an op-ed for The Federalist.
In one example Hartz shared, a therapist who worked with Hartz said he confronted a Jewish patient after the patient “expressed frustration because he felt he lost out on a research fellowship based on affirmative action.”
The other employees at the clinic agreed that the patient “needed to be confronted about his racism and then be told that if he didn’t want to overcome his biases, he would be asked to leave therapy,” Hartz alleged.
“They argued it would be ‘unfair’ for a non-white therapist to have to provide therapy to such a racist patient unless he changed his views. No one seemed to consider that it might be unethical to turn a patient away from therapy for his opinions about affirmative action,” he wrote.
In another example, Hartz said a black patient came into the clinic upset that her teacher had called her “racist” because she had said that “all people are the same regardless of race.”
Instead of listening to the girls’ concerns, the therapists at the clinic decided it was necessary to reinforce the teacher’s views on racism and “correct” the patient’s thinking.
“Many patients with unorthodox beliefs have experienced public shaming, ostracization by colleagues, and professional limitations, among other problems,” Hartz wrote.
“Even when they face less overt aggression, people can suffer simply from having to stifle their thoughts and feelings. Therapists need to be aware of these experiences and their effects on patients.”