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Re: Too Many Pills fallsfall

Posted by allisonf on August 18, 2003, at 21:58:28

In reply to Re: Too Many Pills allisonf, posted by fallsfall on August 16, 2003, at 23:15:08

Thank you *so* much for your message! It was really helpful to hear about your experiences with CBT vs. Psychodynamic. I understand all therapists are a little different, but this gave me a lot to go on. My therapist is CBT and my experience with her has been very similar to yours with your old therapist. I'm definitely curious tho--why did things change so much after 7 good years? Did your feelings for her intensify and she couldn't handle it? Was there something else going on in her life? It does sound like you outgrew her in a way--like you always needed to work on those deeper issues and she just wasn't able to go there with you. Bravo to you for going thru the scary process of leaving (I don't know if I could do it) and finding someone better for you! It sounds like your new therapist is more accepting and open to your needs.

It's a help to me to hear what psychodynamic therapy is like. I'm nervous about the blank slate thing b/c I'm so used to my therapist being such a part of things. But I'm glad to know that you can talk face to face--it's not them behind you on a couch (not that that's an entirely bad set up offense to anyone!) Hmmm...I'm going to therapy tomorrow and I'm going to ask her about her experience with psychoanalysis. I'll let you know...

Thanks again!




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