Father Reports Therapist For Sharing Son's Private Info With Stepdad

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In a recent post on AITA subreddit, a father expressed his outrage after discovering that his son's therapist had been sharing private information with his stepdad. The father had signed his 14-year-old son up for therapy after their dog passed away and the son was left unable to speak. However, after the son's stepdad sold his bicycle as punishment, the son called his father crying, revealing that the stepdad had found out about private information shared in therapy sessions. The father confronted the therapist and ultimately decided to report him for sharing private information. However, the father's decision was met with backlash from the son's mother and wife. What do you think? Was the father justified in reporting the therapist or did he overreact? Read more in the post.

14-year-old boy's silence after dog's death worries father

salinasjr36 | salinasjr36

Stepdad sells son's bike as punishment for telling therapist truth 😡

salinasjr36 | salinasjr36

Therapist shares private info with stepdad, father outraged 😡

salinasjr36 | salinasjr36

Therapist violates privacy, dad confronts with explosive argument 💥

salinasjr36 | salinasjr36

Therapist shares child's private info with stepdad, father reports him

salinasjr36 | salinasjr36

Father faces backlash after reporting therapist's breach of privacy 🤐

salinasjr36 | salinasjr36

Debating ethics of reporting therapist for breach of privacy 🤔

salinasjr36 | salinasjr36

Therapist shares child's private info with stepdad🤬

A father reports his son's therapist for sharing private information about his son with his stepdad. The therapist disclosed information about the son badmouthing the stepdad and claiming he treated their dog poorly. The father was livid and reported the therapist after confronting him. The therapist justified his actions, claiming concern as a "parent." The father received backlash from the son's mom for reporting the therapist and was criticized by his own wife. However, the father believes the therapist was in the wrong and stands by his decision to report them. What do you think? Share your thoughts and reactions in the comments below.

Therapy is supposed to be a safe space, this betrayal is heartbreaking 💔

Mundane-Solution5657 | Mundane-Solution5657

Therapist's betrayal of trust leaves lasting damage. NTA.

AlvinOwlHirt | AlvinOwlHirt

Therapist violates confidentiality, damages trust with young patient. NTA.

Ducky818 | Ducky818

Therapist breached confidentiality. NTA for pursuing legal action.

tatersprout | tatersprout

Therapist shares patient's info with stepdad, NTA calls for consequences 🤔

foodieboricua | foodieboricua

NTA. Father forced to report therapist for breaking confidentiality. 😠

baobab77 | baobab77

Report the therapist to an ethics board to restore trust. 💼

[deleted] | [deleted]

Therapist violated privacy laws, step-dad retaliates by selling bike - NTA.

DLCMotroni | DLCMotroni

Therapist's unprofessionalism leads to punishment for child. 😠

Rohini_rambles | Rohini_rambles

Protecting your child is top priority 👏

LouisV25 | LouisV25

Therapist sharing confidential info? Not cool 😒

HanaBothWays | HanaBothWays

Step-dad may be hiding something, therapist broke confidentiality. NTA.

666POD | 666POD

Protecting your child's privacy and mental health is top priority 👏

No_Pepper_3676 | No_Pepper_3676

Therapist shares son's info with stepdad, causing trust issues. NTA.

Imaginary_Being1949 | Imaginary_Being1949

Therapist breaches confidentiality, father seeks justice for son's privacy 🤐

PurpleMarsAlien | PurpleMarsAlien

Therapist violates confidentiality, NTA father reports. License warranted revoked.

DraggoVindictus | DraggoVindictus

Protecting your child's privacy is crucial. NTA for taking action 👍

Realistic-Animator-3 | Realistic-Animator-3

Father rightfully reports therapist for violating son's privacy 🙅

Proof_Bad8128 | Proof_Bad8128

Therapist breaches confidentiality: NTA says they deserve consequences.

dravenfeline | dravenfeline

Protecting his son 🛡️. Father takes action against therapist.

hegotadog | hegotadog

Protecting your child's safety comes first. Consider legal action. 💪

littlenightashes | littlenightashes

Protecting privacy crucial - therapist's actions unacceptable 😡

icepigs | icepigs

Protecting a child's privacy is crucial, NTA for reporting 🙌

Abcdezyx54321 | Abcdezyx54321

Therapy should be a safe space for honesty and expression 💬

guntonom | guntonom

Therapist and Stepdad both in the wrong 😬

Geographic_Pic397 | Geographic_Pic397

Therapist violates privacy laws - NTA for reporting them 🚫🤐

RissaRay113 | RissaRay113

Father reports therapist for sharing son's private info, NTA

Ok_Surround_2230 | Ok_Surround_2230

Therapist's unprofessionalism causes son to lose safe space. NTA 👍

Charming_Tax2311 | Charming_Tax2311

Therapist violates confidentiality, stepdad punishes son: NTA, seek legal action.

Bring-out-le-mort | Bring-out-le-mort

Commenter calls out therapist for breaking confidentiality. 💔

Aliteracy | Aliteracy

👍 Righteous move, dad. No one should share private info 👍

lilacsandpeppermint | lilacsandpeppermint

Protecting your child's rights. 🛡️ Keep reporting the therapist.

carbinePRO | carbinePRO

Therapist violated HIPAA by sharing private info with stepdad. NTA.

Friendly_Shelter_625 | Friendly_Shelter_625

Fight for your son's privacy and well-being with legal action 📜💪

mh6797 | mh6797

Therapist breaches confidentiality; NTA calls out the problem.

Defiant-Currency-518 | Defiant-Currency-518

Supportive commenter validates father's anger towards therapist's breach of privacy.

hushdrinkcoffee | hushdrinkcoffee

Protecting your child's privacy is paramount 👨‍👦❤️

PrestigiousWedding36 | PrestigiousWedding36

Therapist shares private info with stepdad, father advises to report

TeeKaye28 | TeeKaye28

Therapist breaches privacy, NTA dad protects son from stepdad.

ulalumelenore | ulalumelenore

NTA for wanting to keep your son safe amidst privacy breach 🚨

moonskye | moonskye

Protective dad exposes therapist's violation of son's privacy 🛡️

daddysprincess84 | daddysprincess84

Therapist breaches patient privacy, commenter supports NTA response 👍

Caranath128 | Caranath128

Reported therapist violated son's trust, stepdad is an AH 🚨

Puzzled-Yam-14 | Puzzled-Yam-14

Therapist's breach of confidentiality warrants license revocation. #NTA 👏

happylilstego | happylilstego

Protecting patient privacy is crucial. Sue the therapist! 💼🔒

Vehemor | Vehemor

Father rightfully outraged after son's therapist shares private info 🤬

Kaiser93 | Kaiser93

Mental health professionals should uphold ethics 👏, NTA for reporting

Verbose_Cactus | Verbose_Cactus

Therapist violated privacy, commenter raises valid concern about abuse reporting 🚫🔍

Sunshine-N-gumdrops | Sunshine-N-gumdrops

Therapist crosses line, father takes action. NTA.

Time-Equivalent5004 | Time-Equivalent5004

Protecting your child's privacy and well-being is crucial. 🛡️

thumb_of_justice | thumb_of_justice

Father bravely stands up for son's privacy and trust. NTA! 🙌

Iwaveatseals | Iwaveatseals

Protecting your child's privacy at any cost. 💪

Why-Nope | Why-Nope

Therapist breaches privacy, stepdad sells kid's bike, NTA suggests separation. 😞

an0nym0uswr1ter | an0nym0uswr1ter

Therapist sharing son's info? Need more context to judge.

isis375 | isis375

Therapist's breach of privacy receives judgement of NTA.

ThePearlEarring | ThePearlEarring

Stepdad sells bike, therapist shares info - NTA takes lead 😤👊

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Protecting the child's privacy: NTA and therapist's breach of trust.

throwawaypato44 | throwawaypato44

Therapist betrayed son's trust, stepdad punished him. Trust deficit created.

nomoreroger | nomoreroger

Therapist violated privacy, NTA parent demands justice. 🤦🏼‍♂️

LKW020902 | LKW020902

Mom allows stepdad to punish son for therapy session. NTA.

coatrack68 | coatrack68

Reported therapist violating privacy laws, inhibiting trust with future adults. 😡

mc-tarheel | mc-tarheel

Therapist, ex, and stepdad all violated son's privacy. Poor kid.

Difficult_Rooster796 | Difficult_Rooster796

Therapist violates child's privacy, leading to abuse. 😡

Unique_Bandicoot5727 | Unique_Bandicoot5727

Father stands up for son's privacy rights against unethical therapist.

flawandordersvu | flawandordersvu

Therapist violates privacy, stepdad punishes son, seek custody ASAP 🚨

Character-Grape520 | Character-Grape520

Standing up for privacy 👍 New therapist needed 🤔

HappyHappy1970 | HappyHappy1970

Protecting your child's privacy is important. NTA takes action! 🔒

AlexRuiz_ | AlexRuiz_

Therapist betrayed my trust too, now I have trust issues 💔

aggravated-asphalt | aggravated-asphalt

Therapist crosses the line, stepdad oversteps, son stuck in middle 😱

BooBeans71 | BooBeans71

Protecting a child's privacy is paramount 👍

Beginning-Papaya5208 | Beginning-Papaya5208

Protecting your son's privacy: NTA takes legal action ⚖️

Dresden_Mouse | Dresden_Mouse

Father reports therapist for sharing son's private info with stepdad 💼

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Therapist's breach of trust leads to potential legal action. NTA.

fadedblossoms | fadedblossoms

Ex-wife prioritizes husband over son in therapy, NTA for reporting.

Hopelessly_romantic2 | Hopelessly_romantic2