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November 20, 2012 4:37 AM
I already posted this on my profile, and a group forum. But as I really want answers to this, I'll post it here too.

Whether you have any experience of therapy or not, please comment. My therapy is ending, and I want to let my therapist know how thankful I am (I know she already knows, but still). I made a card-thingy that says "thank you for" and then some things I am thankful of. Not nearly all of them, but that would take a lot more than a card. I also made a little stuffed creature, a character I've been drawing over the years and she has seen many times in my diaries etc. The stuffed version is not that cute or perfect, but as we've been working on me being less demanding of myself, I thought I'd let it be as it is. Now do these things sound like a good gift to her?

And thanks to anyone who answers.
November 20, 2012 5:37 AM
I think that would be appropriate. Personal and not lavish. I'm sure the therapist will appreciate it.
November 20, 2012 5:53 AM
She'll love it!
November 20, 2012 5:56 AM
Sounds nice.

I would have written in the card only, "Thanks for all the therapy." but that's just my weird sense of humour.
Edited by AngryDiet On November 20, 2012 5:56 AM
November 20, 2012 5:59 AM
I'm sure she'd love it. After knowing you for so long, she'll think the stuffed gift is absolutely perfect. Congratulations, hun! drinker
November 20, 2012 6:00 AM
I bet it would make her day =)
November 20, 2012 6:00 AM
A great idea - she will enjoy it.

Congratulations on doing the work.
November 20, 2012 6:06 AM
it is a very nice thing to do... i think she'll really appreciate it.
November 20, 2012 6:10 AM
Excellent idea, I'm sure she will really appreciate it, so thoughtful of you!
November 20, 2012 6:11 AM
I still have personal cards and soem drawings from patients I had 20 years ago. They mean a lot.
November 20, 2012 6:11 AM
When I ended my therapy I cried and shook his hand. I wish I had thought to go the route you are taking. Great job!
November 20, 2012 6:12 AM
Such a thoughtful idea! Im sure she'll love it x x
November 20, 2012 6:12 AM

Congratulations, hun! drinker

Not really my choice that it'll end, but oh well. (State won't pay anymore and I don't have the money to pay for it myself, except for everyone now and then, monthly or so. Somehow we're considering this to be "the end" anyway.)

Thanks everyone, for some reason I'm nervous about this and needed reassurance.
November 20, 2012 6:14 AM
sounds perfect to me.
November 20, 2012 6:14 AM
Sounds like the perfect thank you gift.
November 20, 2012 6:15 AM
what a thoughtful gesture!

she will love it - its meaningful without being over the top.

wish i had clients like yourself when i used to counsel :)
Edited by Skinny_minny_mo On November 20, 2012 6:15 AM
November 20, 2012 6:17 AM
Honestly, I was expecting to read something FAR more inappropriate / creepy. I don't think this sounds bad at all.
November 20, 2012 6:20 AM
That sounds great...I'm sure she'll love it!
November 20, 2012 6:21 AM

Honestly, I was expecting to read something FAR more inappropriate / creepy. I don't think this sounds bad at all.

What? Oh, eww, no. Haha. laugh I guess I could have thought about the title a little more.
November 20, 2012 6:21 AM
I think that's a wonderful idea. I wish I would have done that when my therapy ended..I wasn't ready for mine to end either, but I was at the end of the allowed visits.
November 20, 2012 6:23 AM
That is perfect!
November 20, 2012 6:26 AM
Sounds great. I offer therapy as part of my job and I love the personal little gifts I occassionally get. As I work for the UK's NHS we have policies about accepting gifts over a certain value as they could be seen as creating a "conflict of interest" but most of the time it is flowers, plants, art work done by the individual, ornaments for the therapy room etc. Often it's a card or just a heartfelt thank you. For me, knowing i did a good job and helped someone is enough, but tokens of their appreciation are really valued. The thing I like most is when I bump into a client years later in town and they remember me and say how they are doing, even if they have relapsed it's still nice to know they are getting by.
November 20, 2012 6:27 AM
I totally think those are great gifts. Congrats on ending therapy! I know I was really proud of myself when I finished working through many of my issues.

I was in therapy for three years and at the end, I thank her with a card and a small teacup that I thought she'd like from a vintage store.
November 20, 2012 6:27 AM
I think it sounds wonderful! I know she will appreciate that it came from your heart, and it will mean a lot to her because you really put effort into it.
November 20, 2012 6:28 AM
It sounds great. It is so nice to be appreciated, and in such a personal way is very thoughtful!!


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