Tiffany - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Alright ladies. I desprately need your help and opinions. Just yesterday I went back to a therapist for the first time. I wanted to focus on some more recent stuff but she did ask me while taking my history if there had been any childhood stuff. I told her yes and she warned me that she would have to report it. I said that was fine as long as they didnt need to talk to me. She told that rarely happened.
I had been to a a previous therapist and told them the exact same things (without any detail) and I never heard from them. My therapist just called me though and told me that she had reported it like we talked about but that they requested my information and were transferring the report to sex crimes in the morning.
I'm freaking out. I mean I think this would destroy my family. I dont want to hurt them but I dont want to lie to the police either and I felt that my therapist needed to know for background purposes. I was told I could deny it. Which I guess just means tell them I dont want to file the report or press charges or whatever. Or I could file it and see what happens. I just dont want to hurt anyone. Any advice?