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Ending Therapy

I have been working with the same therapist throughout the past seven years. He is leaving for a different job. I know that this is a natural process, but I don't feel prepared for it. I have only two more sessions before he leaves. What are some questions I should ask to get the most from him before he is gone? I feel that he understand me more than anyone in my entire life. Is it acceptable to ask him for an email address? I have always wanted to write a book about my experiences and he is a vital tool that I can use in my writing. I also have wanted to write him a thank you letter. I am not ready to write that book or that thank you letter. Is it professinoal to ask him for his email?

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