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What do you want to accomplish by talking with a therapist? Could you possibly accomplish this via e-mail or telephone with your previous therapist? One of my clients likes to check in with me by phone occasionally. She has been doing this for years, and it works out fine. If your previous therapist is not open to this, there is nothing disadvantageous about finding a new therapist. Three heads are better than two! That's you, your previous therapist and a new therapist.
Thanks for your question.
This was my email to her;
I am wondering if you know a good worker/traveler/alchemist/storykeeper/person up here?
Just looking for a short term relationship with a person with good instinct and perspective in an effort to sort through a few things.
This was he response to my request for a referal:
I am sorry, I don't. Except a one who meets the criteria: you. I am sorry I can't be of further assistance. We should be able to beam us up or down. I hope all is well. Best Regards,
Does that seem like I can ask for further assistance?
I guess I can call and ask. I know that she has very few clients any longer. She mostly does supervision for other therapists.
Its a good idea though because yes, I do think she could be helpful and I wouldnt have to go through all of that finding a good therapist and establishing a working relationship thing.
As for three heads better than two...I think it depends on the heads dont you? I mean I can think of many istances of three heads being three times worse. Like if I came upon an alien or something. I would think a one headed one would better. Or a fire breathing dragon. One head=better. If I owned a circus though a three head cow or pig would kinda cool. Two therapist heads might be marvelous. It also could my worst nightmare...