Transitioning therapists

So my therapist wanted to transition me into the changing of therapists… he suggested that the new therapist sit in on our sessions and at first i was all gun ho about it but then i just changed my mind.. i figured i’ll just start with the therapist fresh from scratch…  it’s a female and i really didnt want a female therapist but he thinks she would be a good fit for me… so we shall see… i mean i can always change if i’m not feeling her… or i can just stop going like i did before, but that’s not the wisest choice…

I sent my therapist an email about me not wanting to do the transition.. that i just wanted to meet with her when it was my time… he called me “brave” for that because transitions suck and they arent easy…but honestly… i just want to rip this whole situation off like a band aide…. quick… i really dont want to have to deal with it honestly..sometimes i think and wish i never started therapy in the first place if someone i trust with all of my deepest secrets would go away just like others close to me… and i knew this would happen… but it just sucks…

makes me wonder like… do i even want to open up to the new therapist? do i even want to retell my story all over again… do i even want to share as much as i shared with him?

i dont know…

what would you do?

10 comments

  1. I feel your pain. I had to change therapists too, but the situation was very different. I also moved from a male to a female therapist which I was unsure about. They were both different but I’m so glad I met the second therapist- she was great and really helped me. I’d say give it a try, and if you want to step straight in without the transition he suggested, just go for it!

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    1. Absolutely… I’m kinda iffy about females you know… but I’m definitely gonna try because he suggested her… so we shall see…I’m so glad u had a great experience with the new therapist…
      do you still see her?

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      1. I’m iffy about females too. But working with her changed this a little. She wasn’t what I wrongly anticipated in a female therapist. I had my last session with her this week, sadly. Long story but it was only ever temporary. I wish you all the best and that therapy with her is helpful 😀

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  2. i think its gona be hard and difficult at first and am sure it will take you plenty of time to trust the new therapist but if therepy works for you then u defo need to give it a try and if your gona do it throw yourself in at the deep end so you just meet with her on your own. hope this helps but to be honest you wont be able to know if youl like her till you meet. shame you cant stick with the one you have now.

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  3. Changing therapists can be rough. Once you build a strong relationship with that person, it’s hard to think of starting all over and develop that trust. But it can’t hurt to try meeting someone new. Wish you the best – speak766

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