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It's great that you have so many good clients. And that you are so respected by other attorneys. I can imagine that there is a lot competition out there and getting good clients would be tough.
It is very normal that therapy takes a while. Some people can be in therapy for a short time, but that is mostly when they are dealing with something simple like adjusting to a new situation. But when it comes to most issues, people need time to work through them. And it also depends very much on childhood problems, coping skills, type of trauma, etc. You have not been in therapy very long considering your issues and you are making very quick progress.
Resistance is also an issue. In your case, intellectualizing is a benefit in most of your life, but when it comes to therapy it can block progress. But you are aware of it and already know how to work through it.
I am glad that you were able to talk yourself out of cutting last night. Cutting is a sign that the pain you feel is too overwhelming. It might help if we went over some ways you can distract yourself if you ever feel like cutting again.
You have really good insights when it comes to the therapy client relationship and getting involved with each other! That is exactly how it is. And when someone falls in love with their therapist, there is a whole issue of transference that goes along with that. If the therapist is knowledgeable they will address that.
It is just fine that you are talking to me today! I don't think it's too much at all.
Talk with you soon,Kate