Kaitlin wrote:He never offered his opinion as a therapist. I was pretty clear about that in my post. I also never stated he would be unbiased. That said, it is wrong to assume any bias would prevent him from connecting the dots for himself between point A and point B using what he knows personally and professionally. I'm still baffled why you are insisting this guy has to have blinders on.
In truth - as a therapist myself - I have to say that in regard to this situation - he can never see it through the eyes of a therapist. He can't ever make a cold judgment based on what is presented before him.
He is first a child. I know this might sound odd, but it is very important to see that a therapist that understands all the sides to a story you can't be involved in any shape or form. Because that shape or form makes you no longer a true therapist. In this I really believe that Leah is having a point.
It is why I couldn't ever judge a scene that involves my children, my brother, my mother, my father, etc. I would be mother first, sister first, child first, before I can ever get to the roll of a therapist.