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Therapist + Christmas - December 12th 2015, 01:10 AM

I want to give her a Christmas gift, I actually bought one ( a candle, I didn't know what to get), I feel that it's weird though so I haven't given it to her.. is it weird?I wasn't quite sure which forum to put this in either, sorry!


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Re: Therapist + Christmas - December 12th 2015, 01:40 AM

That doesn't sound weird at all. Honestly, it's incredibly kind. Your therapist must help you a lot, and so it's nice of you to want to give her a gift for Christmas even if it's something simple to show your appreciation. She'd likely appreciate that a lot actually.

Some therapists don't encourage gift giving (what I've heard), but something simple and inexpensive to express your gratitude is okay. A candle doesn't sound weird or inappropriate. If you feel hesitant, you could buy her a nice Christmas card and write her a note thanking her for helping you and wishing her a good Christmas.

You sound quite thoughtful to think of her and buy her a Christmas gift. I bet she'd appreciate it. Early Merry Christmas.
   
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Re: Therapist + Christmas - December 12th 2015, 01:41 AM

I don't think it's weird. It just shows that she is a really great influence in your life and that she has helped you through a lot. Honestly it just shows that you care and that you appreciate what she has done for you. It's not like a candle is something expensive and extravagant. It seems like a nice gift! It's small but still very nice. I think that sometimes people like therapists definitely need to know that they're appreciated and that they are making an impact.

I think that as long as she hasn't told you not to get gifts (Nala mentioned some discourage gift giving), then this should be fine.

I bet she'll love it!


   
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Re: Therapist + Christmas - December 12th 2015, 01:48 AM

Thankyou so much for the feedback, I get so nervous over the littlest things! Now I just need to find the guts to actually give it to her lol


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Re: Therapist + Christmas - December 12th 2015, 03:17 AM

I agree with what's already been said, I don't think it's weird at all. I actually have gifts for my two therapists this year! I got mine a gift last year, too, and he got me a little something. I am sure she'll love the candle because it shows you thought of her. She'll definitely appreciate it.

I do understand your stress about giving it to her, though. I was stressed about it last year and I am this year as well. I think you could give it to her right in the beginning of your session so you're not thinking about it the whole time, or right after so you don't have to see her reaction if you're not comfortable with that.


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