I suffer from schizoaffective disorder and I believe I was abused by my therapist for many years. Where I was going for therapy they did not allow me to change therapists when I would request a change. She got into my personal life and told me how to act. think, even who to date and how people like me, walk. She did nothing that the mayo clinic page says a therapist is supposed to do to help people with my symptoms. She would constantly put me down each session and be upset with me if i had a relationship with my own mother. I could go on and on about the way she treated me. After she left the community health system that she was working for I became extreemly manic due to lack of sleep from the issues which she created in my life. I was nearly hospitalized if it were not due to my mother. I do not understand why we are forced to stay with therapists where we feel abused by. I dont understand why I was forced by her to trust her I tried and all she delivered was abusive comments about me. I always thought therapy was supposed to help exspecially someone with my disorder. I am very fearful of therapists now. But I try to still see one because few people understand the disorder I have. But I fear I will be abused by my new therapist.