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Re: follow-up follow-up (long)

Posted by Rigby on November 19, 2003, at 10:19:07

In reply to follow-up follow-up (long) Rigby, posted by crushedout on November 19, 2003, at 0:40:39

Hey Crushed,

Re the three times per week, it may be my inexeperience more than anything--just sort of wondering how it would be that often and why. I'm curious because it seems like at that frequency level there's not much emotional room to live and experience life outside the room which is how you test what you're "learning" in therapy. Again, this is not an opinion, I'm just wondering about frequency and why, etc.

Also, in the beginning, my therapist kept pushing for twice/week and I got pretty ticked off b/c I felt she didn't have any regard for the fact that HELLO it's not cheap!! So part of me is a tad bit suspicious because therapy isn't like health insurance where you pay x per month and they try and minimize the services you use--it's the opposite so the more you go the more they make. I think this creates a conflict of interest in some ways. I'm not at ALL saying this about your therapist--it's more my suspicions. My therapist actually came way down in her rate for me ($25 less per session!) so I should probably stop whining about it!

It sounds like your reasons for going make sense and that you're seizing an opportunity. When I first started therapy I was isolated and therapy was a Main Activity (even at once/week!) But if it works, therapy can open you up and one day you're making better and more real friendships and you sort of don't even know it. It's subtle. I've become the opposite of isolated. It's hard to connect therapy to concrete changes you make in your life but I do believe, for me, it is connected.

Anyway, good luck today!!





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