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07 October 2009 @ 02:18 pm
Warning to Post-T individuals.  
Hello,

This post is directed more towards the many Transgender individuals who are newly discovering themselves and beginning to look for ways to begin their transition. It is a review and warning about a certain Psychologist who specializes in Gender Dysphoria. I'm writing this on behalf of my Boyfriend who is not able due to lack of time to post this warning.

My Boyfriend, like so many others I am sure, was not able to go see a Therapist in person. With his job and the distance, the best solution he found for therapy was an Online site called www.Gendertherapist.com .It seemed too easy to be true, and in the end it turned out it was.

Only after transferring the amounts it would take for a certain number of sessions,  my boyfriend began his sessions with the thearpist. Each session began with recapping of the previous session, with the Dr. trying to figure out which client he was talking to and trying to remember what he had forgotten from the prior week. If there was an incident which meant you had to miss a session and you canceled it or tried to reschedule with an ample amount of warning, days ahead, he would still try to force my boyfriend to pay for the lost session. My Boyfriend began to get irritated eventually with the fact they began to no longer talk about Gender related issues, nor even about himself, instead  the Dr. spoke of his day, how his week was going, often took phone calls while during a session meaning my boyfriend sat there waiting for the him to return. Each session was only an hour long, not alot of time to be doing other things rather than paying complete attention to your patient who is paying you for the time.

Finally my boyfriend decided he didn't want to continue, didn't want to pay a good amount of money for  nothing, so he spoke with the Dr. about getting a advance on the letter for his T since it seemed their sessions were amounting to nothing more, the Dr. gave him a draft copy of his letter, which was simply the letter my Boyfriend had written and form he had filled out in the beginning,  but with some words altered, such as 'I believe' in regards to the doctors belief. He had incorrect information on them as well. He told my boyfriend to get the final Letter he would have to pay $200. The amount for sessions that he wouldn't be having, and an amount for the letter itself.

My boyfriend was sick of the lack of professionalism by the man, and decided he would instead do things an alternate way. Since he canceled the last of his sessions,  the Dr has sent him many emails asking for the Money, asking why he was not coming back, and giving him a story of how little money he has to support himself and how he needed the money, trying to guilt trip him. He also began to try to add him on Facebook and Twitter and basically e-stalking him.

We want to Warn people about the Unprofessional conduct of this Gender Therapist. To try and hopefully protect others from getting the same treatment, and having someone trying to scam you out of money before stalking you on line and constantly requesting your money.

Luckily my Boyfriend has gone a different route and is on his way to getting his T.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on September 15th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
And there's also this
I found this link last year, after my MtF spouse had paid Peveller in excess of $900, and didn't see an end in sight.

There is a reason Peveller is now in Manila, and using multiple addresses for payments. There is a warrant for his arrest in Thailand filed by the Thai SEC.

http://capital.sec.or.th/webapp/webnews/news.php?cboType=S&lg=en&news_no=12&news_yy=2006

I only spoke to Peveller once, but from what I could see, the sessions mirrored the experiences of the original poster. My spouse too got letters that were merely reworded copies of what had been stated on the original forms. I got truly suspicious when, in the original HRT draft copy, Peveller made mention of my spouse engaging in triathlons. My spouse is sixty years old, has two prosthetic hips, and can't even spell triathlon, let alone run one.

Then there was when my spouse said she felt the sessions had reached their final purpose and it was time to end them. Peveller said he would like to continue talking, but he wouldn't charge anything. I began to suspect that there was something more going on with this guy than met the eye. That's when I did some creative Googling and turned up mention of this warrant.

I have been unable to tell if this matter has been closed or not, but the fact that it remains online suggests they're still looking for him.

I would also like to know if he runs his counseling business without the benefit of a license too.