I'll be terminating therapy in January after 2.5 years. I know gifts are "controversial" during therapy (in that some therapists may not be allowed to accept more expensive gifts), but I suppose it's OK if you're never going to see the therapist again. Any therapists or (ex)-clients willing to share some ideas for appropriate gifts? I did psychodynamic therapy, so I know very little about the therapist personally. TIA.
A card would be appropriate and appreciated.
I plan to give my therapist a great fuck once I'm about to finish my therapy.
Plant for the office. Basket of cookies. Nice bottle of scotch or wine if you know that they drink. Nothing too terribly expenive or overly personal.
And yes, a card or note expressing your appreciation as R1 suggested.
Anything beyond a note would be too much.
How about a fruit/nut/cheese kind of gift box. It's almost xmas so plenty available, impersonal, useful and slips in under the guise of a holiday gift
Jeff Stryker Dildo.
Just a hand-written note saying "Thanks for nothing."
That would be the fantasy, R7. Are you a mind reader, perchance?
A lapdance and then share a cigarette.
A shit on the therapeutic couch and a card with the greeting "thank you, I let it go".
If you got nothing out of therapy, OP, why give a gift?
Don't give anything. Or give a card. Most will turn down gifts and that would be awkward.
You give nothing beyond a note or a card to the therapist. That is completely inappropriate.
You don't give parting gifts to therapists. They're not game show contestants. Do you give gifts when your insurance changes and you have to pick a new doc?
Aren't you paying for the therapy? If so, why give a gift to someone for doing their job.
I agree with card only. The therapist is not a friend, he/she is a person you hired to accomplish a goal. A gift is completely inappropriate.
Leave a dead rabbit on their front porch.
[quote]Just a hand-written note saying "Thanks for nothing."
I've been in and out of therapy for the last 25 years. While I've never actually handed a therapist a note explicitly stating "thanks for nothing", I always make sure the gist of that message gets across to them when therapy comes to an end.
They should give YOU a present your patronage.
But then I suppose people in need of therapy are easy to maipulate.
R17, when are you going to get the hint?
I was waiting for someone like you to come along and give me one, r19.
[quote] That would be the fantasy, [R7]. Are you a mind reader, perchance? by: OP
If this is how you really think then why in the world are you even thinking of a present?
The more I think about this the more I think the OP is a masochist.
I'm sure your termination is the biggest gift the therapist could ask for.
When I was a kid they always gave Rice A Roni as a parting gift on game shows.
[quote] I think the OP is a masochist.
Nah. Just a troll
Send him/her your ear in a box with a note written in blood stating "Thanks for all the help."