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Re: I think I'm sorry I know so much about therapy Dinah

Posted by JenStar on October 17, 2005, at 10:40:56

In reply to I think I'm sorry I know so much about therapy, posted by Dinah on October 17, 2005, at 9:04:36

hi Dinah,
I think it just sucks that your therapist is not able to be a therapist right now, and that he hurt you with his hasty curt emails responses. It sounds like he's NOT that great over email, which is too bad, b/c from your posts here is seems that YOU are very good at writing and expressing yourself thru writing.

I'm sorry T2 didn't work out...but I guess it's better to make the break right away before you get entrenched. The thought of that waiting rooms gives me the mental willies, too; I wish it didn't, but it just does. I totally get why you'd be uncomfortable there.

I wish you success in the search for a new T, if you decide to continue. You DO know a lot about therapy! I guess there's a downside, but on the upside, you will always be able to get a good assessment of the T's actions, and will be aware if he/she does something wrong, or something right, or something "weird." You'll be more in control of your own therapy and can be insistent on what you need. I also think it's cool that you're not afraid to say what you need or want.

It's OK to have high standards. :) It makes you YOU. You're a smart, intellectual person with lots of insights into therapy. It stands to reason that some therapists just won't be good enough for you and your needs. Maybe a LOT won't be good enough! And that's OK. If you keep up the search, it's OK to be picky, I believe, b/c in the end you'll get a best match and won't need to do a huge compromise.

good luck. take care!




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