Ratings for Dr. Brenda Saxe
Something must have happened to her to manifest this way. It seems her personal troubles aren't separated from her professional life. Just because someone can pass an exam doesn't automatically mean they can relate professionally to people .
She should have her license revoked. I don't know what bootleg university she attended. She is a scam-artist and a fraud. She attacked me multiple times during session. Made racist and discriminatory comments against my beliefs. She makes it very clear her power of position and her status. She also shows her dislike towards other groups. She has moments of angry outbursts, where her eyes bulge out in fiery and her face turns tomato red if she doesn't agree with what you're saying. She has traumatized me more , I am not seeing another psychologist who is repairing the damage she caused me. I have already reported her to the college, which has told me she has multiple reports against her.
The appointment from the beginning was a disaster. Dr Saxe is the most oblivious psychologist I ever have encountered. Without acknowledging how we were feeling she just barged ahead to tell us what she thinks. She really needs a refresher on power dynamics as in she holds the upper hand and should not abuse this position. Her office is the least accessible place I have been in as her office is on the third floor. She is also patronizing and condescending in her explanations of her concepts (m+m like the candy?). What comes to mind when I think of her is cognitive dissonance. I would not recommend her.
Seems to want patients for life. Not interested in enabling me to move beyond, rather far more interested in keeping me stuck. Has no real or current knowledge of PTSD and its treatment. I only found this out after moving on to another therapist who has dramatically empowered me. Dr Saxe wanted to keep me in the past where I was weak and a victim. I'm sad to say I presume she does that to keep the cheques coming in. As the other posters say, she seems to have rote, textbook opinions and a lot if her own anger. I cannot recommend this therapist.
I am not disappointed, rather I question SOME of her "personal emotional responses" I have witnessed during my therapy, that clearly expressed a "reactive" anger and impatience,not professionally communicated. I've not encountered this ever before, with ANY professional. I have worked with professionals across Canada and sought her out due to her expertise in trauma. I am a female. I have experienced what seemed like pre-determined opinions, and text-book answers, without her questioning me for further, more specific or detailed information that I had difficulty putting into words sometimes. I experienced a general sense of gentleness, as well prominent impatience with the pace at which I spoke. "Spit it out" "Just say it" - what I heard too often. I felt pressured sometimes. It took me quite some time to formulate my thoughts, due to many traumas, anxieties of working in her home, as well as a hint of arrogance, at times. I was inspired by her work, though, as my ambitions are high.
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