Therapist's office.  

 

New Age-y

 

(Think  bullshit quotes on  water color posters, gamelon music, probably a little fountain.)   

 

 

PATIENT

And I realized it's not my job to fix him, so I told him it's over.

                                                           

THERAPIST

How did that make you feel?

 

 

PATIENT

Pretty good.   I mean, there's always -    

 

                      

THERAPIST

Aaaaand we're out of time.  I think you've made great progress this week.  We'll pick it up again next Thursday, yes?   

 

PATIENT

Actually, this is my last session, remember?

                                   

THERAPIST

Hmm.   I think we should discuss that.

PATIENT

 

We already did.

 

THERAPIST

It would be beneficial to have closure.

 

PATIENT

No, see, that's what today was supposed to be.  I told you four weeks ago that I was ready to quit therapy and you suggested we meet to explore my reasons for leaving.  So we did and then I said "Goodbye" and you said we should meet to debrief how it felt saying "Goodbye," and during that session, when I said it felt pretty damn good, you said we should meet again to address the fact that I was in "denial" and THAT kept me up all night and the next morning, when I called you to say that was ridiculous, you said we should meet in person to discuss why I felt the need to call rather than have a face to face and so here I am, in your face, and I'm telling you I'm Not. Coming. Back.  Okay?    

           

THERAPIST

Perhaps we should meditate -

 

PATIENT

Nope,  no more meditation.  No more journaling.  No more talking to an empty chair that's supposed to be my Father, who, I could never really see by the way, so you should know I was faking that whole thing.    I'm done with Visualization.  I am done with Affirmations.   I am done with chakras and chimes and crystals and I am SO done with Deepak Chopra, you wouldn't even believe!  If I never smell another joss stick or essential oil I will die happy.  I mean,  I came here to work on some typical, first world problems so how in the Hell did we get to chakras and crystals?!  

 

THERAPIST

You seem angry.

 

PATIENT

I am!  

 

THERAPIST

We should process your anger -

 

PATIENT

No, No, NO!  Look - in the future, if I need help, I will seek it.  I will join a support group or read the Bible or watch Dr. Phil or do like my parents do and pretend there is no problem in hopes that it will magically disappear, but I can guarantee you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I will NOT BE BACK. 

 

Okay?    

 

Okay?!   

 

Oh My God - are you crying?!

 

THERAPIST

(crying) No.

 

PATIENT

You are!

 

THERAPIST

You hurt my feelings.

 

 

PATIENT

I - I didn't mean to.   

 

Look - I'm sorry. 

 

Please stop crying.  

 

Do you want to talk about it?

 

 

THERAPIST

It may help.   But only if you want to talk about it.

 

 

PATIENT

Ok.  Sure.

 

 

                        Therapist immediately stops crying & grabs an appointment book.

 

THERAPIST

Great!!  How about next Thursday at three o'clock?

           

BLACK OUT

 

 

 

 

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