The healthcare site, wellness.com, allows patients to review their health care provider. I am not reviewed on that site, but I noticed that some of the review questions are way off base for psychotherapist evaluations, especially when the clinician under review engages in psychoanalytic or psychodynamically-oriented therapy. The same problem can be found in other review sites that include psychotherapist reviews.
Why does this matter? Because bad practice can look like good practice and good practice can look like bad practice when judged by standards inapplicable to psychodynamic therapies. Ultimately, if these reviews are supposed to help prospective patients choose a capable therapist, they may have quite the opposite effect.
Here are the review questions from Wellness.com, followed by a few of my thoughts: