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Therapist is retiring

Posted by friesandcoke on May 2, 2008, at 18:25:00

Hi everyone,

My therapist of 20 years is retiring in June. She was like a parent figure to me. I feel deeply sad and hurt. She is leaving in June and I am beside myself. She never prentended to be anything more than a therapist. I did not see her for a straight 20 years. I saw her 20 years ago for a couple of years and then then started up again several years ago. So it 20 years on and off. She is a role model to me not just because of what took place in the therapy sessions but because of how she lived life outside of the office. I know a bit about her and even if she was not my therapist, the kind of life she lived made her a role model. I will miss her terribly. She has picked out a therapist from the very large practice she works in as a "replacement" I guess you would say. I have not yet met the replacement. I am guessing it might be sometime this month. I asked her the other day about meeting the new therapist and she said it was too soon. Not too soon for me! But I trust her judgement. Maybe in the land of therapists meeting the new therapist in April would be considered too soon if I still had time with my present therapist until June. Anyway, wanted to share this. I have been crying and sobbing. I love her, in a wholesome way. And will miss her. I never thoughth she would retire. She gave me PLENTY of notice she was retiring. I feel so depressed. I have been talking to her about it. I am hurt she is retiring. I am mad she is retiring. I am open about all my feelings but it does not seem to be helping. At least not now because I am in a state of grief. Love to you, friesandcoke




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