What gift would you give your therapist?

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behindtheseeyes00987
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   Posted 12/4/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
With the holidays coming up, I want to by my therapist a nice gift. She's a little older but not old.
I hate buying gifts for people because I never know what to get. So waht would be a good gift? I don't want it to look like I just picked something off the shelf and wrapped it, because it's a close relationship I want it to be special.
 
I would even be willing to take some creative ideas and make something too. Any suggestions?
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   Posted 12/4/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   

BTE,

I did that one time and my therapist said thank you but please do not do it again as long as he was my therapist. Could of been just him.

I would keep the gift impersonal and not real expensive.

Not much help, sorry

 

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   Posted 12/4/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
 I gave mine a Christmas wreath this year. Well, I give her one every year when I make them.

But a nice pen set would be nice, or a journal. That is all that I can think of. Maybe a holiday ornament to hang in the office?

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behindtheseeyes00987
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   Posted 12/4/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Really? why would they not like that? Cause to be honest, Im really close with my therapist so I want to buy something small, but I always get the feeling that I shouldn't because you're not supposed to do stuff like that.
Ok. well, I feel bad now. CAuse I really wanna get her something but I don't know what now!
maybe the pen set...
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   Posted 12/5/2008 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I think most therapists and doctors don't like it because it breaches the line between the doctor/patient relationship and encourages a more personal interaction. I have only ever given presents to my therapists in my last session with them to say thank you.
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   Posted 12/5/2008 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Scattered:
You said that very well. I agree 100%
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   Posted 12/5/2008 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   

I would leave it at a nice card with genuine sentiment. thats what i would personally do i guess. simple, but thoughtful.

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/5/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Idea Maz.  They have such beautiful cards.  I think you could personally thank her for helping you as words spoken sometimes mean so much.

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behindtheseeyes00987
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   Posted 12/5/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, thanks everyone for your advice. I really had wanted to get something, but I understand now why it might not be the best idea with a therapist. But the reason I really wanted to get something was because I didn't want to come off as rude like I didn't care about it, and giving a gift is my silent way of expressing how thankful I am and appreciate of them.
 
Problem though, I'm a horrible writer so I have no idea what I would write! I know it's hard asking for help writing a personal letter, but I honestly am horrible at it. But i would like to do it.
 
 
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   Posted 12/5/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
You could thank her for her kindness and compassion. And tell her that she has really and truly helped you along the way. Try to keep it short and sweet and to the point. That is what I do. I know that you will think of the appropriate thing to write. I have faith in that.

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/6/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Just write a short note from your heart,  letting you know you have made progress and how much working with her has helped you.  That will give her joy to know her time with you has been successful and let her know your respect her.

You will do a great job with this

Kitt


 

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