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Re: type of therapist/pdoc''slight trigger' antigua3

Posted by twinleaf on February 2, 2008, at 10:36:21

In reply to type of therapist/pdoc''slight trigger', posted by antigua3 on February 2, 2008, at 9:43:30

This is a tough one. I think most of the therapists we trust and do well with are nurturing in addition to being respectful, reliable, understanding and skilled at what they do. Most of them don't see becoming healthier as incompatible with being dependent for a period of time- which might be years long.I think that they trust in the process, and feel that dependency brings with it the chance to become self-confident, comfortable and trusting- and eventually independent. However, I do know that some very good therapists do practice a sort of "tough love" kind of therapy. It sounds like your pdoc is one of them! As long as you know what you ARE getting from him, and appreciate how valuable that is, and also know what you ARE'NT getting, it seems like it has been a very worthwhile venture to try to work out some of your father-centered problems with him. It sounds like he's really been helpful with those; maybe a more nurturing person wouldn't be as good in helping you with things like anger. I'd say, if it's really helping, keep on going! (and let him know how furious he's making you).




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