Therapist answers texts during our session
May 26, 2012 5:11 PM Subscribe
How much does this therapist suck? Or am I being overly sensitive?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (31 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been seeing my therapist for a year and during that year I have asked for guidance as far as social skills, food and money issues---mostly I get from her "I give you permission to work on your issues". She is a psychoanalyst. Her phone goes off periodically during our sessions and at one time ( I have let her know that it's not cool to look at her texts prior to this) she said, "Actually I have to respond to this because it's urgent" and dashed off a quick text.
Another time she asked me if I had experimented with drugs and alcohol and I told her that wasn't really an issue for me. She then said, "Yes, food is far more satisfying, isn't it?" That felt disrespectful to me.
So my two parted question is this:
1. What should I be reasonably expecting from therapy?
2. How unprofessional is it for her to leave her phone on?