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    Old 09-14-2017, 05:00 PM   #1
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    Therapist question

    I have seen my new therapist twice. The second time I saw him, we talked about my anxiety problems for about 15 minutes, then some how we got on the subject of horror movies. for the next 45 minutes that's all we talked about
    we mostly talked about that new movie IT, by Stephen king. Right before I left he said the next time I come in we can talk about the same movie. he mentioned that he was going to see the movie soon. Is this normal talk for a therapist.

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    Old 09-14-2017, 07:33 PM   #2
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    A therapist would follow the client's comfort zone in the initial building up of the therapeutic relationship. At this point, he is likely getting the 'feel' of who you are. You have control over this, by indicating when you are ready to go deeper into your issues. You should have had the "what do you want to get from these sessions?" type of talk, where you and the therapist establish what you will cover. You cannot be a passive partner here, or the therapy will not be as successful. It is the one situation where you can put it all out there to safely deal with, and you must be open about what you want or achieve. Good luck, Sera

    Old 10-12-2017, 09:25 AM   #3
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    I would be pretty disappointed if I had a therapy session like that. I would keep your appointment next week and if it doesn't work for you request a new therapist.

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