You are allowed to end therapy with clients.
You are allowed to do that for any reason.
You do not need to find the exact perfect therapist to replace you, you just need to provide some options.
Your clients have way more agency and resourcefulness than you give them credit for.
There are common therapist patterns, or schemas, that make ending therapy with clients hard.
If you find yourself getting trapped, stuck and unable to end therapy with clients, your therapist patterns are at play.
If you feel the only option is to continue with clients and that you have to wait for them to end the therapy, your therapist patterns are at play.
If you feel more than temporary guilt about considering ending therapy with clients, your therapist patterns are at play.
Your therapist patterns are based on old stuff, and are most likely then reinforced by your professional world.
If you are surrounded by colleagues who leave you feeling bad or selfish when you talk about ending therapy with clients, your therapist patterns are all reinforcing each other.
You need to seek alternative guidance.
Reach out. It’s time to stand in your power. It’s time to have the kind of therapy career you want