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Well, NOW, I'm doing better Annierose

Posted by Dinah on October 20, 2005, at 15:12:43

In reply to Re: sigh. Today it doesn't look so funny. Dinah, posted by Annierose on October 20, 2005, at 10:02:03

My therapist just sent me a completely uncomprehending and very dense but very sweet email to which I will not reply but merely hold on to the good feelings till he is back here.

And try not to worry so much.

I've already had the extra-long opening session with T3. That's how we discovered the potential problem. It wasn't particularly noteworthy except that I decided not to bring my husband in for the husband part of sex therapy because she is in favor of total honesty in a marriage. And she won't promise confidentiality from the other half of a couple, although I think she did say that she would tell me if I were venturing into unpromised confidentiality territory.

Sooo... I guess I'll do the half version of sex therapy.

What I liked about her was that she saw a common thread linking a lot of my problems, including sex, and including my extreme ambivilance about sex therapy. She didn't get into it too much, but I felt like she understood me or at least had seen enough people like me that I wouldn't astound her or anything. I guess I'll be able to check my assumption that she has good intuition when she explains the link as she understands it.

I also kind of liked that she is REALLY into client empowerment. Little does she know that I'm quite used to being empowered in therapy. But she backed off right away when I said I didn't want to discuss something under the circumstances of not being sure if this would be a long term arrangement and said that it was good that I was trusting myself in those matters.

So... She's not pushy, and she may or may not be intuitive.

Other than that, and the overall impression that she's a level headed sensible sort, the session was relatively unremarkable.

But then again, therapy generally is unremarkable until you trust each other enough to let down your guard, and speak the truth. (As opposed to just being accurate or not telling lies.)

 

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