The Empty Chair: When Therapist and Client Say Goodbye

Letting go brings a range of reactions

Photo by Federica Campanaro on Unsplash

The work

A therapist lives her life by the clock. The luxury is that she sets the time. (I’ll take Mondays off, I’ll work 2 evenings a week. I’ll see 25 people a week.) If it’s Tuesday at 10, it must be D., and then M., V., S&T. and W.”

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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.