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Well, I will hope with you. Seeing a therapist once a year certainly isn’t beneficial to you. I live 3-1/2 hrs. from where my therapist and psychiatrist are, but it’s worth it to me to make the trip. I’ve been with them so very long that to change now would be absurd. Would there be any town around, within driving distance, where you could go maybe every other week? I know it’s not ideal, but maybe it would be worth it. It is for me. Do I love the drive? No …. half of it is up Rt. I-81 in VA which I call “truck city” … for every car there are 2 trucks. I feel like a little ant in a wasp nest! But, I’ll keep going ….. they’re both worth it, and so am I. Good luck, my friend.
Hi Abby. I’m glad that your therapist saw your need for more frequent visits. I remember that he wondered if you could find a therapist closer to where you now live.
Because I live in a rural area, therapists and psychologists only come here to do their one year internship, then they move to where they make a ton more money. That means that every year I’ve had to start all over again with someone new. I think I’ve seen around ten. Starting from square one every year is traumatic because of my mental health issues and other stuff.
The current one has said that he wants to stay here. I can only hope.