Posted by Rzip on February 10, 2001, at 17:17:31
In reply to May I add ..., posted by willow on February 10, 2001, at 16:22:03
> He also wears dark cords and no tie. Perhaps cords are the relaxed professional look?
What is a cord? I never seen one.
> I do resent it when he acts chummy like we're close friends. Here's my reasoning. He prods for information of a personal nature, stuff that I may have never shared even with my closest friends or family. So of course feelings of friendship are almost assumed; therefor I feel it is his job to keep the relationship at a detached level.
Have you tried bring the resentment issue up in session. I find that the very few times that I have brought up those aspects about my therapist that bother me, it moves the relationship forward a notch. I sort of think of it as crossing a bridge, a step closer to the other side of the rainbow.