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Re: Why bother with therapy?

Posted by allisonf on August 16, 2003, at 22:43:41

In reply to Re: Why bother with therapy? fallsfall, posted by stebby on August 16, 2003, at 18:25:32

Just wanted to join in, sorry I'm late. I too am obsessed with my therapist--she's my first and only. So far. I can't imagine ever leaving her, but from what I've been reading here, I'm thinking that consulting with a psychodyamic therapist might be worthwhile. My therp is CBT, but she did a lot of psychodynamic training (I think she went to one of those institutes) so at the very least, I'm going to quiz her about her experience and ask how a psychoanalyst would handle this transference.

My husband is always asking why I bother with therapy when I sometimes end up worse at the end of the session than when I went in (then again, he is definitely a little jealous of my therapist). I am like you stebby, I have a hard time accepting that the therapeutic relationship has to stay in the office...even tho I completely understand it on an intellectual level. I do all the things all of you have said you do (first she had her dad's old Volvo, now a Suburu) and it is a strange comfort to me that I am not alone in doing them.

I'm still waiting to see if someone posts a good "resolution of my transference" story in one of these threads.

I have kids too--2 girls, ages 3 and 5. I am so so worried about the effect of my ups and downs and my pill taking and my therapy obsession, etc. has on them. I try not to read too much about it, but I was wondering if you all have thoughts on this or ways that you have handled it, what you say to them, etc.

Hope you had a good camping trip, s!




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