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(Bonzo)   Does your therapist Google you? Yes, all the time. A new study has found that most therapists do indeed Google their patients, for reasons including curiosity, voyeurism, to see if you're still alive, and to weed out the ones who can't pay   (psychnewsdaily.com) divider line
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2021-01-17 5:16:40 PM  
She really doesn't want to see my fetlife page.
 
2021-01-17 5:18:11 PM  
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2021-01-17 5:21:46 PM  
That...actually makes total sense.
 
2021-01-17 5:22:38 PM  
My bartender googles me?
 
2021-01-17 5:30:01 PM  
LOL the lawyer I used to work for would have me google prospective new clients as soon as he got off the phone with them. Mostly to see if they looked like deadbeats.
 
2021-01-17 5:30:38 PM  

fragMasterFlash: My bartender googles me?


Well, yeah. You don't think they want to get paid?
 
2021-01-17 5:35:03 PM  
Yeah, of all the surprise privacy intrusions nowadays, this is somewhere in the high 800s on my list of alarming examples.

I work in retail, and I had a customer tell one of my female clerks the other day that he'd tried googling the shop to see if he could learn the last names of all the employees.  I had my phone in Airplane mode a few months ago and asked my GF what the long-necked pointy-beaked little birds at our feeder were, and she didn't know, so I turned my phone on, opened a Google tab in Chrome, and started typing . . . and it guessed what I was looking for.

And I don't even have the Google Voice Search app, and all my microphone permissions aside from actual phonecalls are turned off.  I don't even let Chrome use JavaScript, FFS.
 
2021-01-17 5:57:39 PM  
I gave mine a TotalFark subscription, but now she won't give me an appointment and claims she's booked solid
 
2021-01-17 6:18:30 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I gave mine a TotalFark subscription, but now she won't give me an appointment and claims she's booked solid


That was nice of you. But you should have kept your Fark handle to yourself.
 
2021-01-17 6:26:03 PM  
Obviously to see if you're as crazy IRL
 
2021-01-17 6:57:29 PM  

RandomAxe: I had my phone in Airplane mode a few months ago and asked my GF what the long-necked pointy-beaked little birds at our feeder were, and she didn't know, so I turned my phone on, opened a Google tab in Chrome, and started typing . . . and it guessed what I was looking for.

And I don't even have the Google Voice Search app, and all my microphone permissions aside from actual phone calls are turned off.  I don't even let Chrome use JavaScript, FFS.

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Sorry to say this, but I suspect foul-play at your feeder.
 
2021-01-17 7:04:33 PM  

ParallelUniverseParking: HighlanderRPI: I gave mine a TotalFark subscription, but now she won't give me an appointment and claims she's booked solid

That was nice of you. But you should have kept your Fark handle to yourself.


Who said I told her my handle? I gave her one off PolTab
 
2021-01-17 7:18:13 PM  
"I went to 4chan to see what those Trump people post. I was greeted with porn." - my therapist last week

Mostly we talk about politics because my mental health problem is intertwined with having a Nazi mom.

He's asked me about my social media after the pandemic started. He's not 1337 h4x0r enough for my haunts. But I have sent him here a few times. He likes Fark.
 
2021-01-17 8:33:24 PM  
To jack it to your pics at the beach.
 
2021-01-17 8:36:17 PM  
Go for it.  There's nothing out there about me.
 
2021-01-17 8:38:06 PM  
There's nothing about me that isn't a lie or myth.
 
2021-01-17 8:40:50 PM  
I have nothing tied to my name really out there..So the Googles, they do nothing....
 
2021-01-17 8:42:18 PM  
Who cares what the rapists are doing, as long as they're behind bars.
 
2021-01-17 8:42:33 PM  

wildcardjack: There's nothing about me that isn't a lie or myth.


Well, the truth about your nonexistent relationship with Morgan Fairchild is revealed.
 
2021-01-17 8:43:31 PM  
Nope, 80% of you are interesting enough to think about the second you leave my office.

The other 20% I spend sometime talking to other providers to ensure your medication is good and that we are all on the same page about any suicidal ideation you expressed.

You want to come in and lie for your hour ? OK I am not going to get on google to confirm or deny anything you say.
 
2021-01-17 8:43:35 PM  

dittybopper: Who cares what the rapists are doing, as long as they're behind bars.


They're going to need analbum cover.
 
2021-01-17 8:43:55 PM  
People goggle all the people all of the time.

Docs, lawyers, therapists, prospective employers, prospective dates...is this new?
 
2021-01-17 8:45:11 PM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: People goggle all the people all of the time.

Docs, lawyers, therapists, prospective employers, prospective dates...is this new?


I only Google pizza places.

/ no Chicago-style, please.
 
2021-01-17 8:47:44 PM  
As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle
 
2021-01-17 8:48:10 PM  

Al Roker's Forecast: RandomAxe: I had my phone in Airplane mode a few months ago and asked my GF what the long-necked pointy-beaked little birds at our feeder were, and she didn't know, so I turned my phone on, opened a Google tab in Chrome, and started typing . . . and it guessed what I was looking for.

And I don't even have the Google Voice Search app, and all my microphone permissions aside from actual phone calls are turned off.  I don't even let Chrome use JavaScript, FFS.
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Sorry to say this, but I suspect foul-play at your feeder.


Fowl-play, however, is at the birdbath.
 
2021-01-17 8:52:33 PM  

it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle


Check your email for a message from FARK.
 
2021-01-17 8:53:29 PM  

it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle


You may want to consider a different FARK handle if you're a therapist.
 
2021-01-17 8:55:08 PM  
I've been in a ton of therapy. I'd like to think I've been honest enough with them that they wouldn't Google me. I've had a DWI and a very public suicide attempt, but if they show up in Google search they have to be very buried. Found out I share a name with a volunteer firefighter and a B-17 crewman so that's cool I guess.
 
2021-01-17 8:56:16 PM  
One time my therapist twittered my yahoo until I googled on her facebook.
/I don't have a therapist.
//nor do I have an original joke.
///it is what it is.
 
2021-01-17 8:56:55 PM  

it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle


Username checks out.
 
2021-01-17 9:00:20 PM  

it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle


That you mrs fletcher? I've been needing to talk.
 
2021-01-17 9:06:03 PM  
Therapists get paid.

Do therapists Google me when I'm in therapy, to get a better idea of what I am & how to treat me? Sure. Do therapists Google me when I'm not in therapy? Of farking course not. There's no money in it - unless a therapist has a friggin' crush on me or fears me (neither of which is farking likely), I'm pretty sure they couldn't give a wet slap about me.
 
2021-01-17 9:12:00 PM  

RepoManTSM: Found out I share a name with a volunteer firefighter and a B-17 crewman so that's cool I guess.


Over here I share my first and last name with one other person through the Googles.  He's a family doctor in another state and about 20-30 years older than me.
 
2021-01-17 9:12:05 PM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle

Check your email for a message from FARK.


Oh wow, thanks! That was really cool. It sounds cheeseball as hell, but I live in a very small town & keep a low profile locally, so I come to Fark for an outlet for the occasional intelligent social discourse & to steal ideas from the food tab
 
2021-01-17 9:18:07 PM  

it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle


Never has any Farker's profession and handle ever been so brutally honest. *salute*
 
2021-01-17 9:19:20 PM  
I could see a therapist googling someone to see how much they were lying or misrepresenting themselves.

If you don't want the world to know, don't put it on the web. If it's on the web, expect everyone to have access to it. It really is just that simple.
 
2021-01-17 9:23:04 PM  
Electromax:Fowl-play, however, is at the birdbath.

You're breaking etiquette here. Jokes with misspellings should be mocked, not corrected.
 
2021-01-17 9:26:30 PM  

RandomAxe: I had my phone in Airplane mode a few months ago and asked my GF what the long-necked pointy-beaked little birds at our feeder were, and she didn't know, so I turned my phone on, opened a Google tab in Chrome, and started typing . . . and it guessed what I was looking for.

And I don't even have the Google Voice Search app, and all my microphone permissions aside from actual phonecalls are turned off.  I don't even let Chrome use JavaScript, FFS.


The more accurate explanations are that 1) people aren't as unique as they tend to think, 2) you probably googled 'bird feeder' before you bought it, 3) you probably buy bird seed with a credit card, so of course Google knows about that already, and 4) people only remember the searches where the suggestions seem eerily prescient to you, and not the ones that seem wildly random

You're also leaving out the most important bit: What kind of long-necked pointy-beaked bird was it, anyway?
 
2021-01-17 9:29:13 PM  
My OnlyFans site is why my therapist reached out to me.
 
2021-01-17 9:33:30 PM  
FTA:"I don't like not knowing where people come from," said another. "There are some crazy people out there."
Other therapists have even used Google to establish whether a prospective patient would likely be able to afford the treatment.


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Get a different job.
 
2021-01-17 9:33:53 PM  

it wont be okay and nothing will change: Zevon's Evil Twin: it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle

Check your email for a message from FARK.

Oh wow, thanks! That was really cool. It sounds cheeseball as hell, but I live in a very small town & keep a low profile locally, so I come to Fark for an outlet for the occasional intelligent social discourse & to steal ideas from the food tab


I too, live in a similar situation.

TFDiscussion is a bunch of lovable people who are occasionally:
a: lunatics
b: wise and caring
c: snarky and mean who start arguments amongst themselves
d: who care a great deal about one another
E: All of the above

Welcome.
 
2021-01-17 9:38:31 PM  
I just reached out to a new therapist today so I'm getting a kick.  It's always an awkward email.  "Do you have room in your schedule for me?  I'm about to blow my brains out.  If not, no worries!!"

And how do you say, "I badly need help" without getting committed right off the bat?

It's a delicate dance.

Uh anyway, nothing about me comes up when my name is googled, so this woman will just have to get to know me the old fashioned way.  Sucka.
 
2021-01-17 9:46:28 PM  
while you could find me on the internet if i wanted you to, you will not find me under my legal name or on fakebook or tweeter or whatever

so fark you
 
2021-01-17 9:49:17 PM  
Before or after we start sleeping together?
 
2021-01-17 10:03:17 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: LOL the lawyer I used to work for would have me google prospective new clients as soon as he got off the phone with them. Mostly to see if they looked like deadbeats.


What exactly does the deadbeat look like do they look like Trump
 
2021-01-17 10:05:55 PM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: I just reached out to a new therapist today so I'm getting a kick.  It's always an awkward email.  "Do you have room in your schedule for me?  I'm about to blow my brains out.  If not, no worries!!"

And how do you say, "I badly need help" without getting committed right off the bat?

It's a delicate dance.

Uh anyway, nothing about me comes up when my name is googled, so this woman will just have to get to know me the old fashioned way.  Sucka.


You could just start by saying that, "I badly need help". Seriously, outpatient counselors hear about suicide ALL THE TIME, and it rarely ever escalates to a hospital level crisis unless you're a danger to yourself or someone else right there in that moment. But just saying aloud that you've been having those thoughts & have even made a tentative plan isnt enough evidence to pull the trigger on hospitalization. Nearly everyone has had a suicidal thought in their life, even just in passing. It can feel secretive, shameful, and scary to think about talking about suicide out loud, but I can guarantee your counselor has likely talked to 2 other people about their suicide plans before lunchtime. If you want help for suicidal thoughts & you're comfortable texting, you should reach out to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. Its an always 100% free crisis help line, and they do fantastic work
 
2021-01-17 10:08:31 PM  
Google is loving all the free clickbait. Use some other search engine already.
 
2021-01-17 10:12:19 PM  

it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle


Oooooooooo K.
This sounds very interesting and leaves me with millions of questions
 
2021-01-17 10:13:00 PM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: it wont be okay and nothing will change: As a therapist I can honeslty say I've never googled a client (outside of local news stories of arrests), but yeah I have certainly looked some up on Facebook, as it's my only social media profile. But it wasnt to stalk them, it was to block them. I work in the community with adults who have serious mental illnesses, so I try to limit contact opportunities outside of work wherever I can. Same reason I can't use local online dating profiles and refuse to drink in public, just not worth the hassle

Check your email for a message from FARK.


Because that's not creepy
 
2021-01-17 10:16:36 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Google is loving all the free clickbait. Use some other search engine already.


Never mind none of them work like they used to 20 years ago
 
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