Submitted by mgorman on
When did therapists become used car salesmen, metaphorically speaking?
I don’t mean to disparage used car salesmen. I know many good people that work in used car sales. I’m playing off of the old stereotype of used car salesman being shady and lacking in moral character.
It seems that therapists are now viewed in that light, at least by healthcare payers like Medicare. It’s an odd thing. I’d like to argue that therapists are not unscrupulous. In fact I’d like to make that argument for most professions. There are good and bad people in all walks of life and there is good and bad within all people. It is easy for me to defend the integrity of therapists because I’ve met many great ones. However, I also have to acknowledge that where there’s smoke there’s fire. Make no mistake, there are crooks out there.
So, what is the point of this blog article? It is both to condemn and defend. I am saddened by those among us who take shortcuts in life based on greed, laziness and truly being shortsighted. Likewise, I applaud people of integrity of all professions. There are many. I consider them heroes for living everyday life with the noble purpose to do good. Well, there’s not much else to say about that so I think I’ll end here. I’ve got to go buy a car…