Posted 6/11/2015 3:34 PM (GMT -7)
When I first started therapy 7 years ago I had to go three times a week, I was so bad. Between depression and panic I could only leave my house to go to therapy. In retrospect, I probabally should have been hospitalized but I couldn't think of it at the time! As I progressed in therapy it gradually went to once a week then after about two years it was every other week. I was pretty sick from this-mentally. This past year I have been going once a month. We still do some therapy but it is mostly med management at this point. My psychiatrist is also my therapist so that has been most helpful in my healing -having myself managed in one place.
Such a coincidence you brought this topic up. My last session my Dr. told me my next appt. needn't be for 6 weeks. Naturally, I panicked, but at her urging she said I was ready. I feel like a little bird getting ready to fly from the nest. I finally need less therapy and more living!!! As you can see, I am on alot of meds so I will mostly go for just med management now. It was a scary feeling for me at first but now I feel quite alright with it. Kind of proud-like I graduated-lol.
I think I will always require meds at this point and knowing that I will see her for this makes it easier to end the therapy. Besides, we still touch base on things and she said she is there if I need her which is very comforting.
I think, in response to your post, it is unusual that there is not some sort of rhythm to your appts. Sounds like your therapist is very busy and can't fit it into schedule. Try and ask for a better commitment from her if you think it best for yourself. I would think it would be more comforting having a regular schedule you can rely on.
I hope it goes well for you.