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Re: My T has amazed me and my husband

Posted by Daisym on May 27, 2005, at 15:25:56

In reply to Re: My T has amazed me and my husband happyflower, posted by Shortelise on May 27, 2005, at 14:02:30

I think you are asking a tougher question than you think (thought?)

To call or not to call, has always been THE question on this board! Some of us have therapist who say, "absolutely - call me if you need me." (OK, yes, I know, define "need" but still...) Others have therapist who say, "call me if there is an emergency." Still others have never discussed the call in-between sessions policy. If your therapist responded as well as it sounds like he did, it certainly sounds like it was totally OK.

I can tell you that my experience is that my therapist believes that it is better for me to touch base with him than to struggle and fret over something. We have an understanding that he might not be able to call back right away but he always calls back. He is totally Ok with check in calls. Rarely he will call me if he is worried or the session was particularly tough.

I guess this is a different question than is it OK to "need" your therapist. How can you help but need them, isn't that why you are going to therapy? I don't mean that in anyway disrespectfully. I think they are OK with us needing them because that is the point. I think it feels more critical at some points than others. And I think that it feels like a need because we are sharing things we don't with other people.

This is just my really long winded way of saying, it is OK to need, at whatever intensity and level you do need. I still think you should talk to him about all this.




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