Can I ask out my son’s therapist?
Mark Maginn, Psychotherapist, poet, memoirist
Written 2m ago
Certainly can. But should you? Short answer, no. And if you did, I would hope for you son’s sake that he would say no and affirm the boundaries around s/he and you son.
Some would argue that once your son’s treatment has terminated then is would be okay. Simply stated, it would not.
Therapy often goes on in the patient after termination. Dating the therapist would throw that off and leave your son feeling taken advantage of. There may come a point when he would like to go back to his therapist for another round of Tx; not at all unusual.
Don’t disrupt your son’s therapy now or in the future. There are lots of people to date, stay with them.