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Grrrr. Bad T habits

Posted by moonshadow on August 10, 2009, at 19:20:38

Perhaps I shouldn't be as annoyed as I am. I have a new T/psychiatrist. She's psycho-dynamic, so there are times of silence in our sessions. She uses this silence to: pick at her cuticles. Bite her nails. Pick at the skin on her arm. Gather the lint off her skirt. It's very distracting to have this silence, then hear her gnawing on herself, or see her pick the lint off her clothes.

What do your T's do during silent periods? I'm new to this, and perhaps all T's bite their nails. I found it distracting...even sort of like she didn't care enough about me to be polite for 45 minutes. I guess I'm boring. But what else can I be when I'm not talking? Should I juggle??

Oh, and the silent periods are short -- as in, 1-2 minutes. No more.

And do I mention it to her? I'm trying my best to be a good client and not make waves, because I know she's distressed that I s/i and has hinted that that may be a reason therapy with her wouldn't be suitable. Grrrrr.




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