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Re: Between Forever Therapy Sessions Dinah

Posted by fallsfall on May 5, 2003, at 9:32:13

In reply to Re: Between Forever Therapy Sessions fallsfall, posted by Dinah on May 5, 2003, at 3:29:05

I wasn't singled out, the 45 minute sessions are for all of her clients. It was in the last 6 months, I think. She didn't tell me, it was in an agreement I signed in January - so maybe that was when it happened. Someday I'll ask her about it.

She has seen me for extra sessions in the past. I remember the first time I was suicidal she saw me at 5 - that is when she goes home, so she stayed late for me. I've only done extra sessions when it is really an emergency, and she hasn't had a problem with my definition of "emergency". But I know she would not want to see me now unless I needed to go into the hospital (and we've done that over the phone in the past - she was on her cell phone driving back from 6 hours away on a Sunday). She would say that I need to be more independent and handle things on my own rather than depending on her. It still feels like I am doing the hardest therapy work yet by myself (guess that is why she says I'm dependent). I don't know. I am starting to feel a little better, I've been taking the dogs for a walk, blowing last fall's leaves, maybe I'll do some laundry or go grocery shopping today. So she'll take that as a sign of improvement and think that what she's doing is good, sigh.

I think that 6 months ago my description of her wouldn't be all that different from your description of your therapist.

I really appreciate your insight, I'm not objective, and my friends aren't really objective either (they see my pain up close and personal).





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