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My therapist of 3 yrs is moving away so I need to find another therapist.  She isn't leaving until Sept. 22 and would like to see me once a week until she leaves.  I have BPD and Bipolar but I'm doing very well now.  She says she feels better knowing I'm going to be okay. Of course I feel anxiety and sadness that she is leaving.
I was wondering which would be healthier for me..to make a clean break or continue to see her until she leaves. I also have 2 opportunities to see these other therapists to see if I like them.
I'm not sure what to do.
Thanks!

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Hi Jen,

If it were me, I'd probably err on the safe side and meet with the new therapists while you are still in transition. I'd let them know that you plan on taking a break, but would like to establish a connection for if/when you should need it in the future. This way if something happens and you need support, you aren't starting from scratch at a time when that's the last thing you need.

Good luck,

Laura GIles

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I can answer questions about sexual assault, sex offending, domestic violence, substance abuse, acudetox, hypnosis, biofeedback, neurofeedback, ADHD, relationship issues, and run of the mill mental health questions.

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