There are A LOT of reasons to end therapy; you don’t click with your therapist, you have to move out of state, you feel as though you’ve met your goals, etc. In a year when we have all had to say a lot of good-byes, I thought now was as good a time as any to explain the necessity for what therapists call a termination session.
I don’t know about you but when I hear “termination,” I think “fired,” or some other word that seems heavy and hard. But that isn’t what the termination session is about. It’s about thoughtfully and intentionally saying goodbye and ending something that has been important to you.
When therapy is working you have a place to unload, a person you feel you can trust to keep your secrets without judgment and someone who will stand beside as you try to become your most authentic self. The relationship is important and it is important to end it with the respect and deference it deserves.
More than that, it is a time for you to look back on the work you’ve done and celebrate the ways in which you have grown, the things you have accomplished in that time and how you plan to build on that growth with intention.
As always, I’m here. If you are ready to work on having the life you want, call me and let’s get started!