Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Letter to my T

Dear T,

In the last 6 weeks, I have seen you once.

6 weeks ago, we had the most difficult and rough session I've ever experienced. I was supposed to see you the following week, but you canceled. For the next three weeks, you canceled 5 more times. We were supposed to have a session so I could talk to you and process what we worked through. When we finally did have a session, it was three weeks and one day later. The session was rushed and in no way included a way for me to process through what happened.

I went to my pain doctor the next day and that is when he accused me of using THC. I called you as soon as I got to my car. Your response to this accusation was, "who have you been with in the last 3 weeks who would have access to THC?" I was so shocked by your response that all I could muster was the few names of people I had been around recently but none of them would do that. You told me that you would "think on it" and call me back the next day. I received no phone call from you.

Another three weeks has gone by and I have not seen you, talked to you, or received an email from you or any other form of communication. I've emailed 11 messages and called 3 times - leaving 2 voice-mails.

I'm angry with you. You know that I have a really tough time trusting people, including myself and my splits. You also know that I recently really began to trust my splits. I trusted them enough to know that none of them would ever do something to compromise that trust or all the hard work we have been doing, especially lately. None of them would put us, as a whole, at risk. Apparently you don't trust me or any of my splits.

I'm sick and tired of having to defend them because of your false accusations. At this time I cannot provide you specific examples, but whenever something goes "wrong" for me, you automatically accuse them. If I'm sick, you accuse them. If I can't sleep, you accuse them. If I've suddenly lost 15 pounds, you accuse them. The list goes on and on.

It has taken me years to be able to trust you with myself and to trust you with my splits. Right now, we all have lost our trust in you. We're seriously contemplating finding a new therapist - one who trusts us until we do something to lose it.

This is a very difficult decision to make, but at this time we feel it is vital to our healing process. We still have not decided if we should attend our session scheduled for this week. I'm sure if we wait long enough you'll cancel it anyway.



  1.'s time to find a new therapist? She doesn't sound nearly as supportie as she should or as you deserve. xx

  2. I agree. You need to find a new T. Therapy is key to healing and it needs to be consistent. Good luck with everything. Let us know how it works out.

  3. That is a very healthy letter - you told it like it is. You may need a more supportive therapist.

  4. i'd be ragin if my T acted like that!

  5. Thank you, all of you, for posting your comments. I see my T this week (if she doesn't cancel) and I hope to give her this letter. I've already started researching for a new one...


  6. Awww....I have been reading your posts in reverse! I didn't realize you hadn't seen your T all this time because she has been unresponsive! That is terrible! It must feel just awful! Did you ever send this letter to her? If so, did she respond?

  7. Wow, I'm in recovery from drug addiction. The first thing my T told me was that "alters" could cause relapse. She would never blame me for something like this. Repeatedly cancelling is unacceptable. Perhaps she was tired, felt over her head (is she a trauma therapist or DID specialist?) but her behavior is not only irresponsible, it's is unethical. I'd start looking for someone else. This woman is not worthy of your trust.