As per regulations I need the request in writing with a signed release
Here is my written request, with the zip code corrected.
Please send me my records and a bill for them, and I’ll send you a check.
I don’t know what that means. Please explain. I’ve asked you for my records and provided my address. Here is my release. <----
I received your release. Unfortunately, you were never a patient of mine so if you want your record released for your sessions with Oona Edmands, please resend,
Oddly enough, I saw a statement saying that I was getting sessions from Jenness Clairmont.(I never did)
“OK, please send me Oona’s email address so that I can send her my release.”
You can send the letter to my attention but change the fact the records you are requesting was for your therapy with Oona.
Why am I not allowed to send the release to her?
I am not a patient of yours. Connect me with Oona please.
Who can I contact at Samaritan that is not you? You are deliberately trying to make my life difficult and I never did anything wrong in therapy. Send me the email of somebody else please.
As I have stated several times we will be happy to have your clinical record sent to you once I receive a letter (hard copy – not email) formally requesting your clinical record.
I will send you hard copy of this emai as well.
All correspondance must be by mail. I will not be responding to any further emails.
Apparently he’s never heard of Ctrl-P…
I faxed my request according to their requirements.
FYI, he would have rejected RocketLawyer’s document as well (after I went to the trouble of sending it snail mail), because my date of birth was required to be on the document. (Information that the Office Manager Debbie was willing to give. She also gave us a fax number so I didn’t have to find envelopes and stamps and a printer. Who the fuck uses a fax machine these days? But I figured it out with myfax.com ).
Check out this blast from the past, when I tried to get my complaint to all three of them (David Olsen, Jenness Clairmont, and Oona Edmands). David told me to send it only to him and that made my alarm go off:
Lastly, it has come to our attention that multiple copies of your letters were received by the center. One of which was not by use of the US Postal Service or any third party delivery system. I was apparent that the letter had been hand delivered to our satellite office in Delmar, NY. As a result, this letter is also being written to inform you that under no circumstances will any further personal contact with the center, its satellites or its personnel be allowable.
No, a client with a legitimate complaint cannot be banned from telling the organization’s members about what’s going on. That’s not a healthy boundary, David Olsen.
Here is the story of Alcoholics Anonymous’ emotional blackmailing of Ed, the atheist, who nearly committed suicide after being abandoned by “Friends of Bill”
“One poor chap committed suicide in my home. He could not, or would not, see our way of life.” – Bill Wilson, Chapter One of the Big Book of AA
“Jennifer from Saint Peters Addiction Recovery Center [12-step rehab] called to say that she had had a ‘frustrating session’ with client and requested a consultation with me. I returned call and left message” – Oona Edmands, Samaritan Counseling LCSW 2/7/14
“Client called and left message stating that he wished I would not recommend AA (as I had in my letter) as he felt it deeply contributed to his confusion. Message was cut off after two minutes. Did not return call” – Oona Edmands, Samaritan Counseling LCSW 3/20/14
“Therapists have the right to their preferred mode of treatment” – David Olsen, Executive Director of Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region May 2014
Notice how she mentions that this is under David Olsen’s direction, because she knew that she needed to cover her ass because this is criminal, though her job was at stake over it. This is emotional blackmail. This letter was sent to me a day after I left a message telling my therapist that I liked talking to her because she had at one time allowed me to question AA. The counselor at SPARC, the rehab I was referred to, told me it would not be therapeutic to discuss my issues with the Step One worksheet I was given at SPARC.
Why does it never occur to anyone in AA or the rehab industry that calling yourself insane, defective, and powerless all the time, and even moreso when God isn’t magically removing a desire to drink, might be what led to that last guy’s suicide or overdose? Instead, they use the person’s death to reinforce illogical faith in the cult.
This book Breakdown describes the case of psychotherapist and American Society of Addiction Medicine former president Margaret Bean-Bayog, whose ‘treatment’ led to the suicide of her patient.
The author of this book was mentioned in the movie Spotlight. The Catholic Church spent up to $50 million dollars (as of 2002) on 12-step rehabs for pedophile priests.
“Members of Alcoholics Anonymous cannot and will not permit themselves to forget their brokenness and vulnerability. Their wounds are acknowledged, accepted, and kept visible. The capacity of one alcoholic to empathize with another is still a recognized as “building a transmission line to him”. The apparent (or presumable) effectiveness of AA’s members in the care and treatment of their fellow alcoholics is one of the great success stories of our time, and graphically illustrates
the power of wounds, when used creatively, to lighten the burden of pain and suffering. AA offers lifelong emotional support to those who explicity acknowledge their problem and admit their helplessness to face life’s stresses and temptations to regression alone.” – David Olsen, Executive Director of Samaritan Counseling Center
A book about clergy sexual misconduct. which pretty much avoids the issue.
“In congregational life, too often clergy become the scapegoat for their congregations.” – David Olsen
“…there had been a significant boundary violation involving sexual misconduct that was never processed openly…the misconduct was never discussed in any formal or direct way.” – David Olsen
“Nothing you are saying now makes any sense If you have anything further to say please address to:
Office of Professional Discipline
80 Wolf Road-suite 204
Albany, New York 12205
I will not be responding to anymore of your emails.
Michael A. Kinley
This email was from 1/12/15