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Re: first post --- (and a bit about my T) gardenergirl

Posted by shrinking violet on August 12, 2004, at 14:24:27

In reply to Re: first post --- (and a bit about my T) shrinking violet, posted by gardenergirl on August 11, 2004, at 20:42:33


Wow, we do have a lot of similarities...

It's good that you know you'd be able to see your T until you graduate, even if you extend your time (of course, you wouldn't extend graduation *just* to keep seeing your T, would you? *wink, wink*). I'm not sure whether I will or not; I'm assuming I wouldn't, but I'm not sure, and I'm afraid to ask her right out in case she says no (and then I'll wonder if it's because of policy, or because she doesn't want to).

My T is an Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and she doesn't have a private practice either. I think she'd do well in private, though, because she seems to prefer the depth and richness of her older/graduate students (rather than mostly "surface issues" with the undergrads). But, she's probably set where she is, at least in the foreseeable future.

I do hope you feel that you have finished treatment before you graduate; at least that may help with the separation a bit, and at least remove the feelings of prematurity. I know that isn't a possibility for me, though, so it's going to be very difficult. If I had known this would happen, I would have steered clear of therapy at school all together.

Anyway, thanks again, and good luck -- I hope it all works out for you, in whatever way is best.


> Hi SV,
> Welcome to Babble. This is fine to post a first post on a psychology topic. I just wanted to say that I also see a wonderful T at my university counseling center, I am also a grad student, and I also may have to take extra time. Wow, we already have a lot in common! I am going on the assumption that I will not be able to see my T once I finish. I know the Health and Counseling Center does not provide services for alumni, just registered students. And he does not have a separate private practice.
> So I get teary thinking about how one day I might have to stop seeing him before I am ready. On the other hand, I might have naturally finished therapy before I finish school. But I do console myself that if I need extra time to graduate, that equals extra time with my T. :) Talk about dis-incentive to finish on time...
> I'm glad you were able to form a connection with your T. That is very important. Thanks for introducing yourself.
> Take care,
> gg




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