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At the risk of weirding people out again

Posted by Dinah on January 20, 2005, at 22:42:55

My therapist met with me at my rational self today, and would like to do it more often, on a regular basis. He appears to be concerned at the level of stress I'm operating at, and feels that seeing him would be helpful.

I didn't find seeing him particularly helpful. He didn't say anything I didn't already know. No magic answers for sure.

I don't know that it's all that beneficial to see him at that level, to discuss work concerns and stress. I think I know what I need to do, and I have a reasonable plan of action. And he's not particularly keen to discuss what will happen if that plan of action fails, which is the only possible benefit I could see to going. I guess he doesn't want to be negative or something.

So I don't think it's worth the time or the money to see him in an extra session regularly, or worth the inevitable distress if I attempt to turn one of my regular sessions to this purpose.

But some tiny, very tiny, part of me wonders if my therapist really might have my best interests rather than his income stream in mind. If he really does see something in me that concerns him, and feels there is a reason to monitor the situation more closely. A very small part, but big enough to wonder if I should follow up on the issue somehow. And then wonder how vigorously I should pursue it.

Of course the bigger part of me says that that is ridiculous. That he can't do anything concrete to help me. And what I need is concrete help. A dietician, a work schedule that incorporates breaks, stuff like that.




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