Posted by fallsfall on June 22, 2005, at 11:15:45
In reply to Re: Writing Letter to Therapist » Tamar, posted by jammerlich on June 21, 2005, at 21:54:46
>I'm in a different place now and I'm asking her to see me for one or a few appointments (with no commitment) to see if we can find some middle ground and continue to work together
This is a mature outlook. I certainly hope that she will be willing to meet with you to discuss it - even if the answer at the end is that you can't work together.
I would ask her to let you know if she is agreeable or not. I (personally) would not survive if she didn't respond - I would take 6 months, every day waiting for an answer. I find that usually if you tell a therapist that you are expecting a response that they will give one (even if the response is to say that they won't "respond"). But if you don't ask for a response, they often won't give one.
It sounds like the termination was painful for you. It must have felt strange (or something else??) to have your therapist *requiring* something that you thought was not in your best interest.
It takes courage to face this stuff. Good for you!