I'm working with a therapist on trauma related issues. I have text conversations with her almost everyday. The texts are usually about coping with emotions and they are very helpful conversations for me to have. They don't have a "bad" character, but I do tell her about urges and she tries to provide support so that I don't act on them. I see many people on here writing about how therapy should be kept at sessions and now I worry this communication is "too much" or bad? Any general opinions?
Maybe it’s cause it’s been a long, hard week and I ain’t got a lot of tact left but my initial response is seriously fuck anyone else’s opinion of your therapy if it’s working for you. I’m glad you find texting supportive. If you are worried about the frequency of contact, talk about it. If you feel it’s not helpful, stop it. Your therapist gets to make their own choices around boundaries with client within reason. I text some clients and not others. I know folks who text frequently. I know folks who don’t text at all. Hell my therapist texts me.
The communication should be focused on you and your treatment (i.e. “omg client I just went on the best date” is major no no but “can you remember do your breathing exercise”). It sounds like it does. You keep doing what’s working for you. Talk about it with your therapist about how it makes you feel.