I went to see same therapist for about 3 years. He says I have a dependent personality, not really sure I really understand what that means. My life was pretty chaotic when I started with him and is much better now. I go to a group session with another therapist now which is helpful in maintaining my coping skills. I know I see the first therapist as a father figure and think alot of my issues come from growing up with a mostly absent father who was an alcoholic. The therapist has essentially said he can’t do anything more for me, because he has nothing different to tell me than he has already. My spouse has addiction issues and I have thought about and discussed in therapy leaving, but I guess I never find it bad enough to actually leave. Overall right now most things in my life are manageable, but I keep wanting to continue seeing the therapist. I feel like I need his approval or guidance or assurance on any decision I make. I haven’t seen him in several months, but keep thinking about calling him. Why can I not move on?
Dr. Diana Walcutt
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 27 Apr 2009
Walcutt, D. (2009). Can’t Stop Thinking About My Therapist. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2009/04/27/cant-stop-thinking-about-my-therapist/