Report: #1482887

Complaint Review: Dr. Stephan B Poulter - Brentwood, CA

  • Submitted:
  • Updated:
  • Reported By: MFord — Los Angeles Los Angeles United States
  • Dr. Stephan B Poulter 11980 San Vicente Blvd. 6th Floor Brentwood, CA , United States

Dr. Stephan B Poulter AVOID THIS THERAPIST ! Brentwood, CA Brentwood, CA

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Is this
Report about YOU
listed on other sites?
Those sites steal
Ripoff Report's
We can get those
removed for you!
Find out more here.
How to fix
Ripoff Report
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

In 2016, I was stunned to read the book, The Art of Successful Failure, where Dr. Poulter admits to being broke, depressed, suicidal, living in a hotel, rejected by his girlfriend and estranged from his teenage kids. Under NO condition should he have been treating patients during this time, yet he treated a dear friend of mine for almost 4 years who became worse under his care.

He not only neglected to help her, when she confronted him about her own lack of progress in therapy, he became hostile and threatening. After seeing a much more qualified professional, she recovered and that discovery included a lengthy time unraveling the damage this therapist did, which included providing a diagnosis that was proven false by three other professionals.

Now its 2019, and he has a new book The Shame Factor. Irony is that he talks about the Impostor Syndrome, finally, people will see he is an incompetent therapist! I find it appalling and disturbing that this therapist is still practicing after the grave harm he did to my friend. Be aware, the California Licensing Board did not take her complaint seriously and Poulter hired a hack lawyer named Sean Novak who writes hostile letters including personal insults. Novak is named in the book’s acknowledgments - what kind of scam therapist includes his lawyer who defended his incompetence in his book?

Don’t be swayed by his books, his online presence, his overblown qualifications and self titled “world renowned therapist” PR spin. He should be ashamed, he is an incompetent, negligent therapist who exploits patients for financial gain, research fodder for his books and does long term harm.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/02/2019 03:10 PM and is a permanent record located here: https://www.ripoffreport.com/report/dr-stephan-b-poulter/rentwood-ca-avoid-therapist-1482887. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.

What do hackers,
questionable attorneys and
fake court orders have in common?
...Dishonest Reputation Management Investigates Reputation Repair
Free speech rights compromised

Segment Now