Therapist Paul Fischer's Counseling Session Allegedly Included Slapping A Woman And Stuffing His Fingers Down Her Throat

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"Marriage and family counselor" Paul Fischer.
Paul Fischer is a "family and marriage counselor" in Downtown Phoenix.

What allegedly assaulting a woman during a counseling session had to do with therapy is anyone's guess.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the woman told the cops about the incident that occurred on February 3 at Fischer's 7th Avenue office.

The cops say Fischer, 62, pulled the woman's hair, slapped her in the face a bit, and eventually "forced his fingers down her throat" -- all in the middle of a counseling session.

Court documents do not state exactly what caused Fischer's counseling session to turn into an alleged slapping, hair-pulling, and throat-stuffing event.

Police later set up a recorded phone call between the two, in which Fischer apologized for the assault, according to the court documents.

The case would've likely been a simple misdemeanor assault charge, but since Fischer allegedly had her by the hair the whole time, the woman told police "she felt as though she could not leave."

That scored Fischer a felony charge of unlawful imprisonment.

Fischer's bond was set at $25,000, and the conditions of his release don't prevent him from going back to work.

He's due in court on February 29.

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Michael M
Michael M

I've known Paul for over 20 years. He is a control freak. I cannot stand to be in his presence anymore. There are plenty of other incidents involving this guy with his meek flock of followers.

Andrew
Andrew

We will see when he goes to court. Anyone else think it's odd that a "marriage and family" counselor's ex-wife is defending him. What exactly do you do for a living ex-wife? If this guy is such a great man and has helped so many people where is all of his support? There are three people here and I bet 95% of the people he has had any relationship with have seen this article. Paul is an abusive counselor and the loser is obviously getting what he deservers, his wife left his lame ass, he'll probably lose his joke of a "business", he'll be a convicted felon, and the little pedestal people put this guy on is beginning to topple. I bet Paul will plead guilty as soon as he can, so the tapes do not get heard and he can preserve his image by admitting that "I was wrong but I never did what she said I did" or something slimy like that. That's who this guy is, he is a manipulative con-artist that has himself and many others fooled. His ex-wife on here is just defensive tactic, either suggested by his attorney or to protect some interest that she has. So what is it you do, ex-wife?

Debrakeough
Debrakeough

Okay, last reply from me. Look, all I've said throughout this whole discussion is that the man I know, and married, would not have done these things. I'm not saying he's a saint, or a guru, or anything other than a good man. Why else would I have married him? C'mon, people!! We've got "Andrew" here saying that I've defended Paul based on a suggestion from his attorney, or that I have some agenda of my own. Neither are true, I don't even know if Paul has an attorney, let alone know who he is. One thing I need to get straight...Paul and I aren't really in contact very much...remember, I'm his ex-wife? And also for "Andrew"...I didn't divorce Paul's "lame ass" (his words, not mine) HE divorced ME...with good reason. And to Andrew again, if you'll notice, every single person on this message board who actually KNOWS Paul is defending him...myself, Cheryl, Tom, Bill...you appear to maybe know of him, and frankly to be quite jealous of him, but I don't see any indication that you actually know the man. Now to Rogballaz....again, all I can say is that the man I know wouldn't do this.....you say your friend's wife was hypnotized, I wasn't even aware that Paul was a hypnotist...first I've heard of it....So, seriously....I doubt that anyone will ever know the whole truth, this has turned into a "he said, she said" situation. Bottom line, all I'm doing is making my decisions based on my own history with the man. You can't fault, and shouldn't attack, me for that. I don't have any ulterior motives, and I haven't been asked to do this by anyone...frankly, I doubt that Paul even knows I've written anything. I just have a real problem with someone being convicted in the media, when they haven't even been to court. And one last word for Andrew...I have no idea what it matters what I do, or what business it is of yours, but I'll answer. I'm assuming from your rather ambiguous question "So what is it you do, ex-wife?" you mean what I do for a career/living? I work in web-site design/SEO, and I am also a (late-in-life) ASU student.

Rogballaz
Rogballaz

Dear Debrakeough, the fact that your Paul's ex-wife and ex-wife for good reasons. What ever that means. I'm sure you are tied to him emotionally or you would not be on here saying that this is not possible. When your in love with someone past or present it's always very difficult to believe they would behave in this manner. I am not tied to Paul emotionally but I am good friends with the victim and her husband. Also Paul is not being tried and convicted in the media, he is not a celebrity or a superstar. He is simply a therapist that was arrested for a crime that he admitted to. So you can live in LA LA Land all you want but Your ex- husband has some serious sexual problems and should not be in this field at all. I'm sure the state of AZ will help him figure it out. 

Debrakeough
Debrakeough

Again, all I have to base my opinions on is my own knowledge and experience with Paul...which is exactly what you're saying about your friend and his wife. What I meant by "with good reason" is that he had valid reasons for divorcing me..I was the one who behaved badly. I don't feel that I am tied to him emotionally any more than you are tied to your friends emotionally..everything you said about me also pertains to you..you're on here posting in their defense, are you not? Bottom line, I'm defending Paul for the simple reason that my own experience with him tells me that he is incapable of behaving this way...you're defending your friends for the same reason. Neither one of us is wrong for standing up for what we believe....how could we be? As for the State of AZ helping to sort this out, I thought they already had, and dropped the charges. Anyway, thank you for not attacking me personally...I didn't have anything to do with this whole thing.

Debrakeough
Debrakeough

Not even bothering to answer that one..I'm just someone standing up for what, from personal experience, I know Paul is incapable of doing...no reason to attack me!! Besides this all seems like a moot point now, anyway.

Rogballaz
Rogballaz

The story I heard was this freak had my friends wife bent over the desk and did everything but rape her with his fingers stuck in her mouth. All of this while she was hypnotized. The later when confronted admitted what he did. So how do you defend that? I don't care who you are ( ex-wife) (mother) ect. The question now is how many other women suffered from this sexual predator for the past 20yrs. or so. One can only hope he gets everything he deserves in prison which would be fingers in his mouth while being bent over by Bubba..................

Debrakeough
Debrakeough

Okay, last reply from me. Look, all I've said throughout this whole discussion is that the man I know, and married, would not have done these things. I'm not saying he's a saint, or a guru, or anything other than a good man. Why else would I have married him? C'mon, people!! We've got "Andrew" here saying that I've defended Paul based on a suggestion from his attorney, or that I have some agenda of my own. Neither are true, I don't even know if Paul has an attorney, let alone know who he is. One thing I need to get straight...Paul and I aren't really in contact very much...remember, I'm his ex-wife? And also for "Andrew"...I didn't divorce Paul's "lame ass" (his words, not mine) HE divorced ME...with good reason. And to Andrew again, if you'll notice, every single person on this message board who actually KNOWS Paul is defending him...myself, Cheryl, Tom, Bill...you appear to maybe know of him, and frankly to be quite jealous of him, but I don't see any indication that you actually know the man. Now to Rogballaz....again, all I can say is that the man I know wouldn't do this.....you say your friend's wife was hypnotized, I wasn't even aware that Paul was a hypnotist...first I've heard of it....So, seriously....I doubt that anyone will ever know the whole truth, this has turned into a "he said, she said" situation. Bottom line, all I'm doing is making my decisions based on my own history with the man. You can't fault, and shouldn't attack, me for that. I don't have any ulterior motives, and I haven't been asked to do this by anyone...frankly, I doubt that Paul even knows I've written anything. I just have a real problem with someone being convicted in the media, when they haven't even been to court. And one last word for Andrew...I have no idea what it matters what I do, or what business it is of yours, but I'll answer. I'm assuming from your rather ambiguous question "So what is it you do, ex-wife?" you mean what I do for a career/living? I work in web-site design/SEO, and I am also a (late-in-life) ASU student.

Bill
Bill

Boy, plenty of judgmental speculation here by some folks of questionable character. 

Now that the charges have been dropped by the County Attorney as bogus, I wonder if New Times will print THAT story.  Probably not and besides the internet trolls, speculators, and haters here won't fill their sorry excuses for lives with any meat from THAT story. 

Drewnaz26
Drewnaz26

The case is a city court matter at the moment.  Where did you get that information, would you please share? Hi Paul... I mean Bill. The truth will set you free. 

Tom G.
Tom G.

I"ve Known Paul for awhile and He is not What this women is claiming him to be. I'm praying for the truth to be told. Paul is in the business of helping people not hurting them. I will always consider Paul a friend and a good man.

Debrakeough
Debrakeough

As Paul's ex-wife, I would suggest that you start using the word "allegedly" more frequently.....and possibly investigate the woman making these claims more closely. During our marriage I was the person who treated him unfairly.....BUT I NEVER ONCE FELT UNSAFE OR THREATENED IN ANY WAY!!! I simply cannot give any credence to this story at all. Hopefully coming from an EX-wife (who usually aren't the most positive character witnesses) someone at the New Times will be motivated to print reality and not bad fiction. Ironically, I used to respect your investigative integrity...but you've seriously dropped the ball on this one!! Do your job and get to the bottom of this story instead of irresponsibly ruining the reputation of a good man, and excellent therapist.

MissTrust
MissTrust

Would it be "alleged" if you heard the recording? No one is ruining his reputation, aside from his own vocal admission. As his alleged ex-wife, I'd be interested to know...did he ever call himself a "Dom" with you?

Debrakeough
Debrakeough

As far as being an "alleged " ex-wife, feel free to look it up...even though you don't seem too interested on reality. And you obviously don't know Paul, or you would know that I'm his ex-wife, I at least am using my real name. And no, he never called himself "Dom"...he treated me with gentleness and respect. Also a question...unless you're a member of the police force or some other official agency, how have you heard this supposed recording? And final question....why are you hiding behind something other than your true name?

Cheryl
Cheryl

I've known Paul for 36 years. He would never do this

Soberbutdangerous
Soberbutdangerous

I've known him for 30 and we are all capable

Debrakeough
Debrakeough

To make a remark like that you obviously don't know him at all!! And while you may be "capable"...Paul is not, nor would he ever be.

PKerry
PKerry

You don't have any lurking motives do ya' Deb??

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

Treacherous acts demagogic thug Russell Pearce would praise. He praised Bundgaard for bitch-slapping his former flame near a busy freeway last year.  I agree with the first commenter on this.

slippery mike
slippery mike

sherrif joe will ignore this case while investigating obamas birth,if there ever was a crime commited!

tom
tom

Sounds like something the old ex shitbag senate president would do.

tom
tom

Welcome to Arizona.

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