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Re: Prodigal therapy client returns LG04

Posted by tabitha on June 25, 2004, at 12:21:57

In reply to Re: Prodigal therapy client returns Dinah, posted by LG04 on June 25, 2004, at 10:49:55

> Also, I've also felt a few times lately that perhaps she is tired of me coming in with the same issues and struggles. She always says, "I can understand how you'd feel that way," and I am tired of that response. I want her to DO something, not just say how she understands how I feel.
> But does that ever happen with you, where you are tired of his responses, that they feel to be the same again and again? And then you feel it's because he's perhaps tired of you or run out of ideas? That scares me.
> LG

Hi LG, I have felt that way-- tired of my own self seeming stuck on the same issues and problems forever, and sure that my T must feel the same. When I ask her about that, she says it isn't true. She seems to have a super-human ability to listen to people complain without getting bored. I don't know how she does it-- but that's why I pay her. She listens to me better than I listen to myself. And she'll also tell me that she doesn't see me as making no progress, that she sees a lot of progress. I'll ask her what progress she sees, and sometimes she'll list a bunch of things, but lately she makes me go through the effort of saying what things seem improved for me. I have a harder time seeing progress, because I can see changes, but my life still isn't quite what I want it to be, so sometimes it feels like no progress has been made at all. Soooo... I guess I'm saying I've gotten a lot of reassurance from discussing these fears with her, and perhaps you might get reassurance from talking about it with your T.




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