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I don't recommend this psychotherapist.

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*Contract that takes away your rights and freedom As a consumer of psychotherapy, you are entitled to freely share your experiences with whomever and wherever you want. Roland Kim takes away this basic right by imposing a confidential agreement (consumer contract) that he claims to be a bilateral contract. He has insisted that his patients have the same level of duty as therapists when it comes to remaining silent and maintaining confidentiality about their experiences. The problem is, his contract is not normal at all. Other psychotherapists and the American Psychological Association both confirmed that, while psychotherapists are required by law to maintain confidentiality about their patients and sessions patients are free to share their experiences with anyone and anywhere. He is the only therapist I know who is using such an abnormal, harmful, and strange contract with consumers. Roland's contract may also be illegal by the standards of the Consumer Review Fairness Act, which prohibits businesses from including clauses in consumer form contracts that threaten or penalize people for posting honest reviews. * Object Relations Therapy--unscientific and unproven Dr. Kim's main therapeutic orientation is Object-Relations, which is a variation of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis. This approach is nothing more than blaming your mother for your misfortunes. And as I continued with this therapy, I became uneasy and very skeptical about it. Nonetheless, I would've endured this form of therapy if there was any evidence behind it. But when I read about Object Relations and other Freudian therapies, I was shocked to learn that they have never been proven scientifically to be effective. I also learned that a lot of psychologists regard such Freudian therapies as nothing more than a pseudoscience. Even Roland later admitted that his therapy is more of an art than a science. This was a huge wake up call for me. I wanted a psychologist who could offer me evidence-based treatment. I thought he was capable of doing this because I believed that every licensed psychologist used only evidence-based treatment. I also later learned that Object Relations is one of the most time consuming and the most expensive forms of psychotherapy. It was then that I pretty much gave up my faith in his professional ability; it seemed essentially no different than working with an astrologer or a shaman of some sort. * The Fake Relationship. Therapy sessions do require building trust between doctor and patient, but in the end, it still involves a business transaction. When Roland told me he was trying to place himself along the same lines as my family and friends, I couldn't put up with it because the relationship felt utterly fake. What kind of family/friend charges you a full session payment for replying to an email? When I hired him, I regarded my relationship with him as a typical doctor-patient relationship where I would describe my problems, and he would help me analyze them and take practical steps for improvement. It was never my intent to build a personal relationship with him.
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