What warning signs made you leave your therapist? Tell us.

People who have benefited from mental health therapy often praise its positive aspects, including developing better coping skills, stronger relationships, and a calmer mind.

But what happens when a therapist doesn't help or actually causes harm? A psychologist may send out warning signals to a client by yawning during sessions, showing up late every week, or giving bad advice.

Patients can report unethical behavior to a counselor's state licensing board, but there isn't always a recourse for those who feel a therapist is poorly trained or inexperienced or just bad at their job. There is currently no federal agency responsible for regulating psychotherapy.

Have you ever signed up for therapy but dropped out after treatment was ineffective or even offensive? We want to hear from you. If you come forward, a reporter may contact you to ask permission to share your story in an upcoming article.

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