Hey @Saltwaterdreamtime, do you think it might be a bit of curiosity? It is normal to wonder about things - if you see someone in a professional context, you may have certain assumptions about them and so it may explain your need to want to know a little bit about them. Especially with a psychologist - usually you share a lot, while they share little, if at all. I definitely think you aren't alone in being curious!
Hey @Saltwaterdreamtime ,
I just wanted to echo what @Taylor-RO - I truly think that those curious feelings are really natural and more common than you'd think! It's a pretty intimate and personal relationship that you have with a mental health professional, and like @Taylor-RO said in some ways it's often more of a one-way thing. So if you happen to stumble across them in the 'real' world it's totally natural that you'd be a bit curious - I have quite a few friends who are mental health professionals who run into clients out and about, and it's always a bit weird and awkward. It sounds like you're really respectful of their boundaries and you haven't done anything to invade their privacy or make them feel uncomfortable. We all have weird thoughts sometimes and it doesn't make you a freak.
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Hello @Saltwaterdreamtime , I am sorry to hear that you are feeling conflicted. I think Janine and Taylor have raised some good points as it is normal for you to have these thoughts and feel this way. You mentioned that these thoughts don't sit right with you, have you been able to use any strategies to help redirect yourself when you have been having these thoughts? Have you found any strategies that have helped you feel a bit better?
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