Posted by valene on July 19, 2006, at 10:10:07
Hi all, this is the first time I have posted on the psychology board.
My therapist who is also my pdoc, informed me last week that she is five months pregnant (How stupid of me not to even notice!) and that she will be taking a leave of absence for three months starting November.
She also said that she will not be doing therapy anymore, just "medication visits" when she returns. I (and a great number of her current therapy patients) are naturally quite upset.
She knew she was trying to become pregnant when she took on more and more therapy patients, which to me is very thoughtless and irresponsible. I developed an attachment to her which now is totally blown apart. I am angry and feel so cheated and abandoned that she could be so selfish as to knowingly take new patients (I have been going to her for about a year first for med. visits and then therapy).
She wants to set me up with a new therapist and continue to see her for med. visits when she returns. I told her thanks anyway but I am not starting out with someone new.
When I began therapy with her, she told me and I reminded her this "I will be here. I am not going anywhere". She admits she was wrong but the damage is done. How's that for abandonment?