Posted by Daisym on July 7, 2006, at 2:10:48
In reply to therapist attachement, posted by rubenstein on July 6, 2006, at 21:39:00
Every therapist is different but I think most believe that it is a good thing for a client to feel some attachment. It helps during the really hard times because it would be so easy to quit otherwise.
Trusting someone with your inner most thoughts takes courage and it is understandable that you would get attached to such a trusted figure. More, it is the hope that the attachment brings...can this person help me? Can I feel safe again? If I feel love, or gratitude or need, isn't it nice that I'm allowed these things?
Learning to allow yourself to care in such a safe place may make it possible for you to stretch out and let yourself do it with others, in other places.
This is my long winded way of saying, "yes" I think it is a good thing. But you know what? What I think doesn't really matter. THIS is something to talk about during therapy. THIS (attachment) is a core issue for so many of us, so try to push yourself to bring it up. You might find the answers you are looking for. I did...
love and hugs