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commitment from therapist

Posted by deerock on April 14, 2010, at 7:29:05

hello there,

ive been having a rocky road with my therapist where i have been repeatedly considering leaving because i feel like she isnt very helpful. i vocalize this and clearly it affects her and has made for some difficult sessions.

last week, i ran into some issues i had with things she had said and when i brought them up over the phone via voicemail and asked her to call back she didnt. she had in the past. when i saw her in session the following week i said i felt abandoned by her because she did not return my calls. she said its hard for her to stay committed and "in" the relationship when I am constantly threatening to flee.

clearly that makes sense but there is a part of me that thinks that because this a situation where i am paying her and she is a professional, isnt it her job not to let that get in the way? or is it unreasonable for me to expect that?

i can see how a friend may say hey, youre unsure if you like me so i dont want to invest in you...but for a therapist to say that? it seems immature and unprofessional.





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