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Re: Therapist is retiring

Posted by friesandcoke on May 12, 2008, at 16:12:45

In reply to Re: Therapist is retiring friesandcoke, posted by TherapyGirl on May 8, 2008, at 20:43:01

I am going to see her tomorrow and will talk to her about it. She has been GREAT. I do trust that she knows what she is doing. She is not a 'fly by night' therapist so my hunch is that she is acting normal so as to not feed into my emotionalism. I am very emotional about it, crying, etc. I think in some ways she is just being very calm and "normal" rather than get worked up herself and "feed into" my upset. That is just a guess but I am very happy with her over all. She saved my life! I would have been 6 feet under were it not for her. She has really been perfect in my book. I just thought during this time she would be all upset. Like I said, if I get upset she does act very serious. She doesn't "act normal" but when I walk into the session I would like to see her all upset.

Thanks,
Fries and coke

ps I hope we kind of get to stay in touch with posting or whatever so that when your time comes, I can be there for you. It is rare to meet someone who had had a therapist for some 20+ years and then be facing a retirement situation. I have loved my therapist like a mother. I am making her a beautiful website as a gift.


> That really, really sucks. But I'm wondering if she's trying to keep the sessions as "normal" as possible, thinking that is better for you. If so, you need to try to tell her that's not what you want. It's also possible that she doesn't want you to have to deal with HER emotions about this -- she may well have conflicting emotions about retiring. I can imagine that my T will.
>
> At any rate, I think you should try to tell her this is not what you need right now and give her the chance to do it differently. A phone call might be really good.
>
> Keep me posted.


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