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When she can get a word in edgewise... mair

Posted by Racer on September 30, 2004, at 14:57:09

In reply to How much does your therapist talk?, posted by mair on September 30, 2004, at 13:52:37

Remember, I can sometimes talk the way I sometimes post...

My therapist doesn't do much talking. Mostly, she'll repeat back to me something she thinks she heard me say, for clarification; or she'll ask me a question, to get me to started in a specific direction; or she will offer her reaction to something I've said; or she will sometimes either ask me to do something specific -- writing assignments, calling to check in with her, or noting what I'm feeling when I eat something that's not part of my normal pattern -- or offer a compliment on something. Mostly, though, she's still in a listening mode.

We haven't been working together very long yet, and I suspect that she will do more talking later, once she has a better picture of what we're dealing with.

Sometimes I wish she would talk more, but mostly it's not a problem. Right now, I've been in a mostly non-communicative sort of phase, so I'm not talking regularly outside of sessions with her or our marriage counselor, and once I get started, it's difficult to stop.




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