Ok I normally do not post here alot, but yes you cannot be "normal" friends with your therapist. It is absolutely a breach of protocol, and puts her liscence at risk, even after therapy is completed.
I think you just might have some transference going on and that is normal, but I do think that is something to address with your therapist.
Perhaps, a safer route would be to say that you feel that you have done the work you need to do with her, and while you still want to have her in your corner, but perhaps a different therapist would be better to addressing the other issues you might have. That way she would have to do a write up recommendation for your next therapist (if you feel like getting one) to address the other issues (or else you could just ask her what are the further issues she feels you might want to work on). Remember this is completely at your judgement call if you want to do this or not.
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