Posted by OzLand on July 4, 2007, at 19:45:08
In reply to Sudden termination initiated by therapist, posted by Maria01 on July 4, 2007, at 19:00:50
It is not in my experience for a therapist to speak that way to a patient/client or to terminate abruptly without processing what might be wrong. My previous therapist wanted me to find someone else, and we processed it and decided to continue to work together. In hindsight, I probably should have moved on. The therapist I have now is qualified to work with me on my issues. The other therapist was not, and so I ended up terminating with him. But for a therapist to end so abruptly is not in my experience.
You mentioned that this person was leaving anyway, and so was that part of the termination as well?? Still, in my opinion someone should have followed up with you until you could find a new therapist.