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I cant go without therapy!

Posted by Pandabear on August 9, 2004, at 18:36:42

My therapist had just told me last week that I was at a point where I could back off from therapy if I wanted to and to just use therapy as a means of support...which at the time sounded good and so I canceled my appt that was for this week, but as of yesterday,I changed my mind. I called Sunday night and left a message to get back on the books if possible...when I got home from work today, I had a message saying that the person that took my appt on wednesday had to reschedule and so I was getting my appt back after all.

The problem is that I feel so stupid. Im doing good right now but when I realized that I didnt have an appt to talk with my therapist, I became panicky. Something I used to do when I would get nervous is pick at my skin on my fingers..and well, my pointer finger and thumb are raw. I am SO used to being in therapy the idea of backing off scared me. I feel like if Im not able to talk to her that she is going to forget me. I know that she has other people to see as well..but I feel like I need to be talking to her...even though im doing well.

I started to feel lonely when I was realizing that I wasnt going to get to talk to her and I couldnt sleep well...Do you think it would be ok for me to ask her if I can have something to hold onto for times that Im not in therapy that will remind me of her? I dont know what that would be ..but maybe she has something I can borrow for a while. Im so embarressed that Im this dependent on therapy and on her. Is this co dependency? She did say that I had that..but we were thinking that everything was clearing up since I had my surgery... I really dont know how to talk to her about being to attached to therapy...its so embarressing for me...How can she help me to ease the feelings of being attached?

I think that everytime in the past I have called or come by the office..they are keeping count. I used to call all the time...I dont anymore...but if i happen to call or come by...she finds office staff required to tell them about every call or visit? Or is it just something they require for people that are obsessive? I was just wondering ...I havent asked her because Im too embarressed.

I do feel like it is a waste of time for me to just come to therapy for support when im doing well...its not a waste..but someone else who needed her more could be using the time...I feel like I NEED to have an issue to work on when Im in therapy....therapy is work ..its supposed to be hard at times and I want that...

But I need help overcoming my attachment to her and to therapy..and I dont know how to talk to her..any ideas?




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