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How do you know when it’s time to end things with your therapist? What’s the best way to break up with them?
So often in a counseling relationship, things can end on a bad note. Either the client feels they don’t have a good connection or therapy has run its course. Rather than openly bring this up and discuss it, clients will often just stop going without a word of notice. In OTC episode 3, Jason Boes and John Dennis discuss the importance of ending things on a good note when you feel it’s time to stop going to counseling.
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In This Episode
John and Jason Boes, LPC (founder and co-owner of Parenting & Family Solutions, LLC) talk about what signs tell you it’s time to end therapy and the best way to stop counseling.
Meet Jason Boes
Jason is the founder and co-owner of Parenting & Family Solutions. He is a licensed professional counselor specializing in families, children, adolescents, and young adults. Jason has over 15 years of experience as a counselor and mental-health professional and has worked in a variety of settings including: public and non-public schools, community agencies, residential treatment facilities, outpatient therapy centers, and private practice. His experience in both the mental health and educational systems has helped him to develop a strong understanding of how to best meet the needs of parents, children, and families. His therapeutic approach is highly relational, strength-based, and solution-focused.
SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM EP. 3:
- Discuss goals and termination early on in therapy
- Bring up your desired areas of focus
- Keep an eye out for unethical or inappropriate behaviors
- Whenever possible, end things on a positive note using open communication
For more information on this topic check here for our blog series on How To Break Up With Your Therapist
OTC Ep. 4 – Interview with Joanna Dennstaedt of Radiant Hope
Meet John Dennis
John is a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience who specializes in counseling for individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. He focuses on working with anxious teens and adults, couples who are struggling to connect with one another, and those dealing with grief and loss.
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