Surrogate partner therapy refers to a specific type of therapy in which an individual seeks the help of both a therapist and a surrogate partner in order to overcome obstacles that prevent the individual from establishing or maintaining healthy emotionally and physically intimate relationships. To learn more about surrogate partner therapy, please follow the links below.
As with any treatment, the successful course of surrogate partner therapy will end with the conclusion of the surrogate - client relationship. SPT, by its very nature, fosters a sense of connection and intimacy. Though an emotional connection may have been created throughout the course of the work, the separation of client and surrogate is a beneficial and necessary final step in the completion of the work, as well as ethically required. As an essential part of the work, even the conclusion will be addressed thoughtfully and compassionately in a way that honors the process and celebrates the growth that has taken place.