Paul Fischer Case Has More Details; "Therapist" Still Facing Charge in Assault Case

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Thanks to the advice of someone claiming to be "therapist" Paul Fischer's ex-wife, asking that we "get to the bottom" of Fischer's alleged assault against a woman, we checked out some more material in the case.

Fischer, who does work as a "family and marriage counselor" in Phoenix, was arrested in February after being accused by a woman of pulling her hair, slapping her in the face a bit, and eventually "forc[ing] his fingers down her throat" -- all in the middle of a counseling session.

Court records show he's being charged with assault in Phoenix Municipal Court, and the process is still ongoing.

Included in the Phoenix Police Department's report is a transcript of a recorded phone call between Fischer and the alleged victim, and Fischer doesn't deny a thing.

Here's a portion of the transcript from Phoenix police:

Woman: Isn't the number one rule in therapy to do no harm?

Fischer: Yes it is.

Woman: I haven't been able to leave my house this week.

Fischer: I, I have amends to make to you. OK, if you would please come in we can meet in my waiting room. I want to answer your questions and I want to make some amends to you.

Woman: I'm afraid to come in.

Fischer: I can guarantee you no harm. We can sit in the waiting room.

Woman: You told me you wouldn't harm me in your office.

Fischer: What's that?

Woman: You told me you wouldn't harm me in your office.

Fischer: That's true

Woman: You don't think slapping is harming?

Fischer: OK, I was wrong.. Please give me an opportunity to make amends to you. I pushed it to[o] far.

Woman: How is that therapy[?]

Fischer: It's, it's, it's not, OK.

Woman: Why then, why did you do that?

Fischer: I thought it was.
Fischer asks the woman to meet with him about ten times throughout the conversation, and at one point, the woman asks, "[You're] not going to rub me or pull my hair or any of that, you promise?"

"Nope, nope, nope I promise none of it," Fischer responded.

When police interviewed him, Fischer said he had "no clue" as to why a police officer would like to speak with him.

The officer writes that Fischer "admitted he was aggressive with her," but said no assault occurred.

Fischer added that he wanted to make the "amends" for being "as forceful as I was," but still denied assaulting the woman.

Once officers came into the interview room to take Fischer to jail, he told police "my life is over" and "I fucked up," according to the police report.

Fischer is not a licensed psychologist, behavioral analyst, social worker, counselor, substance-abuse professional, or marriage and family therapist, according to state records.

His case in court is still ongoing.



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