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Re: new to babble lonelygal

Posted by Dinah on August 7, 2004, at 19:42:26

In reply to Re: new to babble, posted by lonelygal on August 7, 2004, at 19:07:21

Ahh, ok, yes I understand. Termination that is abrupt and not in the ordinary course of events is terribly painful. And naturally you would need your therapist even more than usual under the stress of the move.

Some therapists might be willing to engage in phone therapy with their former clients for the normal fee for a while. Others might not. There may be licensing concerns if she lives in a different licensing jurisdiction. And then, maybe she feels that she's not good at phone therapy. My therapist is *awful* at phone therapy, and I'm guessing it would be unethical for him to engage in it for any length of time. :) So he is understandably reluctant to do it.

She might be annoyed with you, but perhaps she's just frustrated that therapy ended in a way that wasn't helpful to you. If I were a therapist, I think I would find that distressing. And the distress might come out as frustration or even anger. But I think I'd still understand *why* the client was upset. I'd just be frustrated by my inability to help.

How long had you been seeing her? How long did you have between when you realized you were going to move and when you did move?




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