I was made to visit Dr. Dale M. Jacobs when I was a little girl and I want to say that he didn't help children at all, he just scared us.
At his office in Summit, NJ, Jacobs had a picture of black snakes on the wall. This is in a child psychologist's treatment room: a creepy picture of SNAKES on the wall. I said I didn't like it. Dr. Jacobs told me the snakes represented penises and if I didn't like looking at a picture of snakes, it meant I was "afraid of sex."
I was just a kid. And I didn't like snakes. But the number that the ridiculous Dr. Jacobs laid on my head was that the snakes were "actually" the male anatomy and not to like snakes meant I didn't like sex, which I wasn't even old enough to be having. I was only in junior high!
After that Dr. Jacobs would taunt me, "You're afraid of sex, you're afraid of sex, you don't like the picture so you're afraid of sex." Then he'd laugh this snorting little laugh. It was freakish. If he pulled a stunt like that nowadays, he would probably be arrested. But nobody stopped the bum back then. Jacobs' favorite topic of conversation, with me, was sex. He got all bent out of shape when I said in my religious culture we don't have sex until we are married.
You've got to wonder why.
You've also got to wonder why a doctor would go out to galleries and look for pictures of snakes to hang up on the wall in the room where he treats kids in the first place. And why he would subsequently sit there and taunt us about it...
What kind of a "healer" needs to do something like THIS to a child?
Summit, New Jersey