How Do I (Politely) Quit My Therapist?
January 2, 2014 6:30 PM Subscribe
I've been seeing the same therapist, mostly once a week, for a little over two years. I feel like we're going around in circles. It may be me (it probably is), but he's been very patient and flexible with me on a variety of issues (including financial--he's not covered by my insurance.) What's the most respectful to say adieu and jump ship
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen plenty of therapists in the past for short periods. They've been more of the "I have this problem and I need to fix it" situations and after a certain period of time I just stopped going. This guy was referred to me by a friend of a friend in the mental health profession. I've seen him since November of 2011. As stated above, he's not covered by my insurance and has seen me on a very generous sliding scale, given his typical hourly rates. He's helped me over a few immediate hurdles, but a when it comes to delving into some of my more chronic issues he mostly seems either bored with or mildly contemptuous of, as if he doesn't really take them (or me) seriously. Which is fine. I'm not currently incapacitated or in critical pain or wracked with grief. I'm employed. The worst of my depression has abated. But I'm still sort of spinning in the same circle that I can't get out of, and now it just seems like he doesn't want to hear about it, which makes me feel sort of guilty and embarrassed and self-conscious, which is sort of why I'm there seeing him in the first place. Cue spinning top.
So I need to end it. How do I do this nicely? Apologies if this seems too obvious a question. In all aspects, I struggle to finish and I'm terrible at endings.