Posted by raisinb on July 11, 2008, at 16:08:45
In reply to What does this mean???, posted by no_rose_garden on July 11, 2008, at 13:07:46
I think that was kind of a crappy answer, but maybe he didn't understand what you need. It sounds like what you need is to know you're connected, that he's there for you, in between sessions.
If he doesn't want you calling to listen to his voice mail, maybe you could ask him to leave you some messages on your phone that you can listen to when you're having a hard time? I save tons of messages from my therapist and listen to them when I'm feeling like she is gone, or like I'm alone. I think *lots* of us do that.
It sounds like you will be moving on to a new therapist, and maybe that is for the best, since your current one thinks he can't help you. Although that sucks, it means he's doing the best job he can for you--which sometimes means sending you to somebody else.
But in the meantime, maybe you can work this out so that you can hear his voice in between sessions without overstepping his bounds.