Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 668401

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calling T

Posted by sunnydays on July 19, 2006, at 20:20:28

Does anyone else ever call their T just to listen to their voicemail? Not to leave a message, but just because you need to hear their voice? Is that weird?

 

Re: calling T sunnydays

Posted by Dinah on July 19, 2006, at 20:42:13

In reply to calling T, posted by sunnydays on July 19, 2006, at 20:20:28

Yeah. He knows I do it and is ok with it, if it helps.

 

Re: calling T Dinah

Posted by wishingstar on July 19, 2006, at 20:45:16

In reply to Re: calling T sunnydays, posted by Dinah on July 19, 2006, at 20:42:13

yes, I do as well. Does anyone ever worry that their Ts have caller ID? That's always my fear. But yes, I do it, and I think my T would be fine with it if she knew.

 

Re: calling T

Posted by Dinah on July 19, 2006, at 20:48:31

In reply to Re: calling T Dinah, posted by wishingstar on July 19, 2006, at 20:45:16

My therapist does have caller ID. His main contact phone is his cell, so he not only has caller ID but it tells him if he misses a call. And sometimes if he suspects I'm trying to tell him something but not leaving a message, he'll call and ask me if I need to talk to him.

 

yup, frequently. And I've told him. Not weird :-) (nm) sunnydays

Posted by 10derHeart on July 19, 2006, at 23:32:56

In reply to calling T, posted by sunnydays on July 19, 2006, at 20:20:28

 

Re: calling T sunnydays

Posted by All Done on July 20, 2006, at 0:34:26

In reply to calling T, posted by sunnydays on July 19, 2006, at 20:20:28

I told my T that sometimes I want to call his voicemail just to hear his voice. He didn't seem to think it was weird, and he said to call as much as I'd need.

He has caller ID and a few sessions ago, I was talking about being upset that day and he brought up the fact that I called and that I called at 4 a.m. It turned into a fruitful discussion of what I was feeling when I called.

 

Re: calling T

Posted by pegasus on July 20, 2006, at 13:40:54

In reply to calling T, posted by sunnydays on July 19, 2006, at 20:20:28

My T once suggested that I do it. He also suggested that I call and leave a message even if I don't have anything specific to say, or want him to call back. Just to feel connected, if I need that. It's nice to have permission and understanding.

 

Re: calling T

Posted by Racer on July 20, 2006, at 17:19:47

In reply to Re: calling T, posted by pegasus on July 20, 2006, at 13:40:54

Not this T, but two Ts ago -- wait. Lemme start again... My third T back used to ask me to call her every weekend and leave a message on her voicemail. I'm not sure what exactly she was doing, but when she first asked me to do it, I think I needed it. Not because I needed to hear her voice, but because I was so damaged just then that I needed the continuity, if that makes sense?

But, I have, in the past, called voicemail to hear a MH practitioner's voice...

I blocked my number, though ;-)

 

Re: calling T sunnydays

Posted by canadagirl on July 20, 2006, at 21:33:44

In reply to calling T, posted by sunnydays on July 19, 2006, at 20:20:28

If I had a T to call I would be calling his/her voicemail for sure. But I'd probably leave a desperate message on it, not just nicely listen and hang up :)

 

thanks and another question

Posted by sunnydays on July 20, 2006, at 23:25:05

In reply to calling T, posted by sunnydays on July 19, 2006, at 20:20:28

Thanks everyone. I had called last night, that's why I asked. It's nice to know I'm not weird. I've been having a really hard time lately, and my T recently suggested going to twice a week sessions. Does anyone have any experience with that? I don't know if I'd be able to do it for very long because of the cost. Would it be helpful short-term? I'm really struggling right now, so I think it might. I don't know.

sunnydays

 

Re: thanks and another question sunnydays

Posted by ElaineM on July 21, 2006, at 8:57:19

In reply to thanks and another question, posted by sunnydays on July 20, 2006, at 23:25:05

Hi Sunny: If you're having a hard time I think that two sessions would be a good idea. Maybe until you get past this hard part. I go three times a week, and found that it really helped with momentum, and continuity. I usually have problems keeping people in my mind (so when a week-long gap happens my T's tend to seem like strangers -- and I clam-up again). I think more frequent sessions help with that.

I'd say try it for a while, see if there's benefit, and you can drop back down to one at any time. Hopefully it will help you.

:-) EL

 

Re: thanks and another question sunnydays

Posted by Dinah on July 21, 2006, at 9:32:48

In reply to thanks and another question, posted by sunnydays on July 20, 2006, at 23:25:05

I've found twice a week therapy to be a completely different experience from once a week therapy. It's not at all like once a week therapy twice a week. I know others have found it helpful too, even on a short term basis.


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