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Re: Therapist first name basis Karen_kay

Posted by Pfinstegg on January 12, 2004, at 21:10:27

In reply to Re: Therapist first name basis dragonfly25, posted by Karen_kay on January 11, 2004, at 23:55:14

I don't call my therapist anything. Dr. --------- seems too formal, and his first name too intimate. So, it's just "hi", with a smile. He faithfully greets me with a smile, and though I found it awkward at first, now I see it as a way of mutually acknowledging that we have a real therapeutic relationship. He sometimes startles me by using MY first name, when he especially wants me to notice something that has happened either within me or between us.

On the Christmas card situation, I'm in the same situation as Miss Honeychurch. It was a personal card, with photos of my family, and an appreciative and grateful message from me- but not ONE WORD was ever said about it. I feel angry and let down about that- one more unpleasant thing to have to admit to!

Pfinstegg


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