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Re: Can you email your therapist?

Posted by crushedout on January 6, 2004, at 14:31:54

In reply to Re: Can you email your therapist?, posted by naiad on January 6, 2004, at 13:51:30

I just got my therapist's email address a couple weeks ago, after seeing her for a year and a half. When she gave it to me, she said she wanted to "encourage" me to write to her. I had an embarrassing dream I wanted to tell her about, so I told her I'd use it for that for starters, which I did.

In my email, I told her I was glad to have it because certain things were much easier for me to express in writing, but that I didn't want to abuse it and I didn't think I would. She responded that she wasn't worried about me "abusing" it -- only that she wouldn't be able to respond very substantively so I would kind of be left hanging. But that I could write to her as much as I wanted or needed to. That felt really good, knowing that I could do it that much (that could be a LOT). But I'm sure I'll still hold myself back, just out of embarrassment.

She replies to my emails, and her responses are not cold or informal, but they are pretty short and not at all in depth. She also takes several days to respond (I don't think she checks her email very often, unlike me).




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