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Re: termination of psychotherapy - long one! shortelise

Posted by Penny on February 5, 2004, at 15:31:31

In reply to termination of psychotherapy - long one!, posted by shortelise on February 5, 2004, at 15:18:14

Are you tapering off? Like going for a month or more between visits? Or are you just stopping when you've been seeing him weekly?

I haven't terminated therapy myself for the reason that you are ending - b/c of being ready - I terminated when I moved, and then started therapy again with a new therapist. But my feeling about it would be that it's going to be painful, regardless of how 'ready' you are - especially if you've done the type of transference work it sounds like you've done. I think you to need to, perhaps, leave it open with him for follow-ups, if the need arises (if life throws you a curve ball that you're not able to deal with as well as you need to, for example). And give yourself time to grieve, because it is a loss, however you look at it.

P


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