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Re: phone call policies

Posted by LadyBug on July 10, 2007, at 11:46:23

In reply to phone call policies, posted by redhouse on July 10, 2007, at 10:40:24

I've been seeing my T for over 10 years. At times I've called her and left a voice mail every day. At times I go a week and never call at all. It depends on how I'm doing or what I'm struggling with. She's told me several times that I can call as often as I need to and she's happy to return my calls. When she returns my calls I allow her to leave a voice mail as well so it takes her less time for the call. On weekends, she's not real consistant on returning any calls as she doesn't check her voice mail very often.
I try to be respectful of her time and energy. I don't call unless I feel I really need to let her know something. I do know one thing, she would rather me leave a short and to the point voice mail rather than a lengthy one.
Every T is different. My T doesn't allow e-mail, some do. If I had a need and called my T at home she'd be fine with it. BUT, it would have to be like an emergency before I'd do that. Or I can call her cell phone for the same reason.
Everytime I leave her office, I want to call and give her my feelings about our visit. If I took advantage of doing this, I'm sure she wouldn't respond to me or she would draw a boundary not to allow me to call in between appointments.
Calls are something we've talked about and have an aggreement with. It can go through changes at times. We agree to respond to each other's calls out of respect.
I'm just glad I have the T I have, she works with what works for both of us.




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