Verified Law Enforcement (retired)
- Mar 29, 2016
- Reaction score
The therapist during the course of the session may have been encouraging MR to talk about issues that she is repressing or anything that she is finding difficult to deal with. That is the job of the therapist. However, it may have been some sort of trigger for MR.It doesn't appear for now that the conversation with her therapist disclosed any obvious and imminently dangerous issues, because it was her husband who ultimately contacted LE. If the therapist contacted LE, they would've initiated the visit to the home rather than being summoned by the husband (and probably in time to coordinate a sweeping effort to locate her before she got to her destination).
I imagine the therapist is racking his or her brain over this and replaying lots and lots of interactions and hypotheticals. Not a good place to be I'm sure. "What if I didn't ask the right question there?" or "What if I would've followed up on this comment?" - Ugh. Has to haunt.
Sometimes therapists do not tell their patients what they want to hear, what would validate a patient’s feelings, and this can cause frustration on the part of the patient.