This is not a “thing” that any therapist should do. Therapists receive training about how to terminate therapy. Something must be wrong.
You could ask her why your sessions are so short. Don’t assume it’s your fault. Her behavior is unprofessional and not the norm. Ask her why. Hesitant? Write her a note or leave her a message on her answering machine. Don’t blame yourself. If you have little to say, she should be asking you constant questions.
It also may be a sign that you need a new therapist. Not all clients and therapists are a match.
Understandably, you should continue counseling because of the reasons stated. I would urge you to keep trying but with someone else. Your willingness to try, even though it’s difficult, significantly increases your chances of success. The next step is finding a good therapist.
Call four or five therapists. Discuss the issues you would like help with and ask them how they would help you. Meet the ones you like in-person. The one you like the most will probably be your best choice. It’s worth the effort to find the right therapist. It can make all the difference. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Kristina Randle