Bad Therapy Red Flag #10 (Therapist sales pitches you to join an MLM)

Bad therapy Red Flag #10 Therapist “Sales Pitches” you to get involved in a MLM (Multi Level Marketing) Group he and his wife just “bought into”

Not much explanation needed here. My former therapist, L.Ruder, did attempt this not only with me but also with my ex-husband during his weekly session.

Fresh back from a trip to Canada and Niagara Falls, the therapist and his wife had attended a “seminar” that he “had” to tell me about. The seminar was a MLM seminar to sell cell phone EMF (electromagnetic frequency) protective devices….they came in the form of pendants, etc. I shut Mr Ruder immediately down in the middle of his sales “pitch”and told him I had no interest in MLM organizations regardless of what they were selling…to which I immediately got accused of being “closed minded”!. I had to reaffirm that this was not something I had any interest in….period… and was rather “put off” that he would start my session with this BS!

My “reaction” to being sales pitched by a therapist should not have become “grist for the mill” for the #therapy session and I was quite perturbed!
He did however “promise” to never bring up the subject again, but if I was to change my mind about this “awesome” opportunity I could contact his wife.

…and btw…when this was reviwed as part of the Licensing Complaint I filed with the Ct DPH…the Consultant didn’t see anything unethical about it…yeesh!

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2 Responses

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    If the above is true, the consultant clearly NOT operating on current standards of prctice.

  2. Perhaps the lies the therapist told in his responses to my complaint didn’t help….Mr. Ruder said he did it to “help me in alleviating financial difficutluties I was having”….the therapist was the one experiencing financial difficulties…not me!. He committed insurance fraud ….obviously money was short for him! Now that the therapist’s house is in forclosure it’s even more apparent!

    So I guess the Consultant Anthony Maltese thought the therapist was telling the truth and was being a nice guy…WTF!

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