Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Coast, USA
I think therapists are used to getting fired by their patients and don't take it personally. I had a therapist that was a really wonderful lady, and she told me in our first session that if I found she wasn't the right kind of therapist for me, I should contact the medical group to try someone else. Like any other professional relationship, you should remember you are basically the "customer", so if you are not getting what you need from the service being provided, it's time to move on. You can either just stop going (make sure to cancel your appointments though), or else send a message (written or voicemail) stating that you feel you need to try something different. Any therapist worth their degrees and training will encourage that, not be offended by it.