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Re: Feeling dependent on therapist bookgurl99

Posted by Dinah1 on May 21, 2002, at 10:31:19

In reply to Feeling dependent on therapist, posted by bookgurl99 on May 20, 2002, at 11:53:40

It is an absolutely normal feeling and you are to be congratulated for not acting on it. It takes a lot of willpower I know.

I have long been concerned with my dependence on my therapist, especially since I have never been able to understand it. I'm not in love with him. I don't want to be his friend. I don't want anything more from him than weekly sessions. But I have recurring nightmares of losing those weekly sessions. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Have you read "In Session" by Deborah Lott? It discusses a lot of those feelings and puts them in context.

I'm sorry I'm not more coherent. But I did want to reassure you that your feelings are perfectly normal. Probably the best thing to do is to talk them over with your therapist.




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