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When Do I Stop Going to Therapy?

Jan 24, 2018 | QA, Treatment

You may have gone to therapy kicking and screaming as a way to get somebody off your back. Once you got there, you might have had a realization that what was happening during your therapy session was actually working and thankful for the relief you were getting. All the positive feelings you were experiencing could come to a screeching halt one day when you think you are ready to stop going to therapy. There are a couple of reasons that you may feel inclined to end your therapeutic means.


  • You have done all the work that you can to better yourself in the area that brought you to therapy in the first place.
  • You really need a break from the growing pains that you are feeling from therapy sessions.
  • You may not feel connected to your therapist which can make you feel like the therapy is not working and a waste of your time.
  • You just do not feel like going anymore.


Whatever the reason might be, being honest with your therapist about your apprehensions will be better than just stopping cold turkey. There is a reason why you went in the first place and honoring that intuition can make a difference in your future happiness. Your therapist is a professional and has a sense of duty to help anybody who is compliant and in need.

Take your reasons and concerns straight to your therapist in person to exercise the communication techniques that you may have learned while in session since leaving a message or not showing up can set you back in your growth. When conversing with your therapist try to stick to the reasons for putting an end to therapy by being direct and honest. Although the intent for therapy is to help you work through your problems, you may inadvertently help the therapist to assist their future clients with your feedback.  

It is fair to say that all relationships come to an end at some point, including with your therapist. Keeping your side of the street clean is one of the main reasons in seeking therapy, so you should do the same with your therapist. Try to part ways, if you can help it, in a subtle and calm manner. Thank the therapist for their time and advice and get on with your life. You may need to find somebody else, and if you do, there are plenty of couches out there to crash onto.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, Serenity Oaks Wellness Center has a 5-week program that can be designed especially for you or a loved one. Our partial-care program will adorn your soul by disarming your fears and reconnect you to the life you were meant to live. Call our staff today: 844-720-6847

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