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Lashon Hara in therapy

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Rabbi Ari Shvat

Shevat 1, 5773
Question
If a person was hurt by someone, can they discuss the incident and speak lashon hara about the person with a therapist, especially if the therapist doesnt know the person and he is obligated to keep all the details of the therapy personal and confidential. Thank you
Answer
Yes, it is clearly allowed in such a situation. Rav Ari Shvat.
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