(Closed) Quick Vent–therapist

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lookingforadvice77:  I would be upest, too. I know how hard it is to find the right therapist!!

Post # 4
1968 posts
Buzzing bee

@lookingforadvice77:  ugh! How frustrating!! I’m sorry, that is an uncomfortable position to be in. It’s weird shes leaving so quickly… What’s up with that! She didn’t give a reason?

Post # 5
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@love108:  Ask for a referral!!

Post # 6
1524 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

As a LCSW, and a licensed mental health practitioner, I would say this is quite unprofessional. I’m sure she knew weeks ago what her plans were, and that warrants a face to face discussion with her clients. Despite your frustration with her, does she have any recommendations for a follow on therapist or someone else in her practice that she can brief (with your permission of course) what your goals in therapy are, etc?

Post # 9
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

As a therapist, I’m so sorry to hear when people have these types of experiences, but am so glad to hear that you do have an individual therapist whom you trust and feel connected with. Ideally, we always give clients as much time to prepare for our departure from an agency as possible, so my first instinct is to try to give her the benefit of the doubt that perhaps some type of emergency popped up on her end that contributed to her quick departure. I imagine some of your frustration is also related to your sadness and disappointment that you are starting to feel comfortable with her and hate to start over. Have you considered sharing your reaction to the email during your last session?

Post # 10
45652 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lookingforadvice77:  If she knew she was leaving the practice when she took you on, it was unprofessional.

BUT, I don’t know the reason she is leaving the practice. There could be any number of valid reasons for the short notice, including life threatening personal or family issues for her.

I would give her the benefit of the doubt, and ask for a referral .

Post # 12
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lookingforadvice77:  When doctors & therapists leave their practice, they often sign something saying they will not bring their patients with them. I had this happen to me years ago with the best therapist I ever had. He just left and didn’t even tell us where he was going. Luckily, I found him at his new private practice about a year later and started seeing him again. Maybe that’s what’s happening here?

At any rate, I’m sorry. I know how difficult it can be to find someone you trust and develop a good relationship with them. Good luck finding someone new. 

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