Before you decide to change therapists, you should have an honest conversation with her about how you feel. Tell her the truth. Use this letter as a guide as to what to say.
If you’re honest with her, she might stop and everything may return to normal. It’s important that you provide honest feedback to her. You’ve known her for quite a long time. She can handle the truth.
If you withhold this information from her, it may cause resentment and lead to your prematurely ending the relationship. If you tell her the truth and her response is inappropriate, at that point, it may be time to find a new therapist. Give her a chance to explain herself. Once the two of you have an honest conversation, you will likely have a clearer sense about whether or not you need a new therapist. Good luck with your efforts. Thanks for writing.
Dr. Kristina Randle