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Re: Moving...and leaving therapist

Posted by catlady on July 26, 2009, at 19:02:40

In reply to Moving...and leaving therapist, posted by skittlespanda on July 23, 2009, at 14:08:27

> So I'm a newbie and stumbled upon this site and it seems very supportive and helpful so thanks to all of you in advance.
> I too am struggling with leaving my therapist. I'm moving across the country (my first time really leaving my hometown) and am really scared/sad about leaving my therapist. I didn't get to be "weaned off" as i should due to the fact that i just recently brought up a HUGE issue i was having and my long time best friend passed away from cancer. I leave in 10 days and have one more session with her. I'm trying to decide how i should use my last session. She wants to talk about what i can take from therapy but i kind of want to talk about how much i hate leaving her and that i want to contact her but she already told me she wouldn't respond and i want to give her a hug but i'm afraid she won't hug me and then it will just make leaving even worse. I could "babble" on forever but i just wanted any advice/support anyone could offer with leaving my therapist!!
> Thank you!

I am sorry you have'nt got many replies to your post. I was hoping you would get more. Also I am very sorry about your friend. My sister just got diagnosed with cancer, so I know a little bit of what you are going through. Anyway it is your therapy, so you get to choose what you want to talk about. So if you want to talk about what it is like having her leave, you should be able to. I know how hard it is when the therapy ends, especially when you get so attached. I know also how it is to want to maintain contact with them and not being able too. About the hug thing, it is hard asking for a hug especially because of the fear of rejection. You could tell her something like what you said in your post, like that you want to give her a hug but are afraid she will say no and see how she responds or you could just make a copy of your post and bring it in. Anyway, I hope this was helpful somewhat. Take care of yourself and be good to yourself, it is a hard thing you are going through right now.




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