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Boundary Question

Posted by Rigby on August 23, 2003, at 13:15:34


I was wondering if people knew the answer to this. Often times I tend to write about my dreams to my therapist. She reads them, makes notes and then we will discuss them at my appointment.

Is her doing this considered extra work or is it part of the job? I am uncertain as to whether or not I'm crossing a boundary by writing to her. Or is she crossing one by doing extra work?

She has always encouraged me to write to her and I wrote a ton in the beginning but stopped b/c it was too hard to spill my guts and get no response (she only responds in person which I think makes sense.) Recently my therapist admitted that she has made lots of exceptions for me (she admitted that she got "lost") so I'm curious I guess.

We did a dream last session which was quite good and she seemed happy to have read it beforehand, and I could tell she'd put a good amount of thought into it but I'm just trying to get sense of what's the "norm." Is this well within the normal workload a therapist would have with a client?






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