Attached To my Psychotherapist
Photo Credit: Richard Summers
I have seen numerous Mental Health professionals since I was 15 for mood swings, anger, anxiety, depression, ptsd, phobias, impulses & now as of 3yrs ago, Bipolar 1. Relocated after my husband deployed, I have a new & VERY different therapist for 3 months now.
1- He's Male. Strangely I am very comfortable with him. I've had all types of abuse & abandonment by men, so I've always had a female Therapist.
2-Something new to me, we began Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy 3 wks ago.
He has helped me more in 3 months than all my therapists together in 10 yrs have! My husband's deployment got cut short & I'm extremely upset that I have to move now. I feel a strong trust & comfort bond with him. He has helped me overcome so much pain from my past & has taught me how to use CBT which has changed me SO much! I'm just so thankful that I had the chance to meet him and so grateful for his knowledge & help.
Now I feel like I'm the one doing the abandoning in my life. I don't understand why I feel this way? I do know I don't have an intimate like emotional attachment to him. It's just took me this long to find someone who could help me like he has. I've grown very fond and have become completely trusting and open with him. I'm at the point when I just want to quit therapy. I don't feel like taking another 10 year journey exploring for the right Psychologist.