theraputic boundaries/relationships with therapists
I have been seeing this therapist her name is Karen for the past 7 months. She's an eating disorder specific therapist and has really helped me. The problem is that I really like her. I've even told her she was my idol and I made her a really extravagent christmas present. I've had 12 therapists that I have not really connected with so I'm not the type that gets attached to therapists in the least bit...usually. The therapists I have seen previously have been unhelpful to me so I never saw them for long. I'm very good with following the boundary rules she has it's just that it makes me uncomfortable to like her so much. She's a good therapist but honestly she's just a fabulous person. I'm scared that if I get better I won't be able to see her anymore. To be in therapy you have to have some kind of issue. It's really hard for me because I almost view her as a friend in the same way that a young person would associate with an older person. Certainly not the type you would call up on a friday night to hang out with but a friend nontheless. When therapists and clients get close it kind of blurs the boundaries a little bit and that's what I'm struggling with at the moment. I guess I'm just looking for advice and other people who share my experience.