Maybe your pride.
* became clear that the termination of our therapy wasn’t just a stopping point; it was an additional facet of treatment, a jumping-off place from which the patient would take new steps he’d never attempted before."

Steps never taken!!!! Really? He cam to you as an adult right? Yet this sounds as if you engulfed or swallowed him.

If you are truly connected and generous with your help, you should nt surprised when a client leaves.

One key learn is to hold unknown and uncertain so leaving without goodbye is part of life. Grief. Miss them and wish them well... Cause no matter what they took a part of you enough to even walk away.