I am devastated. Is this even "ethical"?

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Registered: 12-06-2004
I am devastated. Is this even "ethical"?
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 1:37am

I called my therapist for an appointment yesterday and she told me that it was her last day...just like that...last day.

I just spoke to her last week and she never mentioned it and here it is Monday and she literally said she could see me for a half hour. I was so sad and crying on the way to the VA. Her office was cleaned out and she could only see me for a half an hour.

She was the only person that I could confide in and I just think this could have been handled differently...and I am going through so much right ow with anxiety and depression...after all this time...I can only wonder if she would have even told me she was leaving had I not called to make an appointment.

I feel horrible, confused, depressed and angy all at once.

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:36pm

I don't know if it's ethical or not, but it's definitely something I'd be hurt & frustrated about as well.

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 11:45am

I can understand the hurt you're feeling but a few things pop into my head.

You mentioned VA and when you work there it's not like your own private practice, maybe something happened and she just found out she was going to be gone.