Our expert says:
An excellent and laudable question. If we want to encourage and support her autonomy, why not ask her ? You could say that you wish to be as supportive and helpful as possible, and want to take your lead from her. Ask : Would she like you to accompany her to the psychologist's office ? You can say this is not because you intend to join the session, unless she and the psychologist suggest this, but just to be with her, and lend some emotional support. You can say you'll be pleased to let her manage the sessions as she wishes, and follow whatever advice the psychologist suggests, and will be prepare to join her in some sessions if she and her psychologist at any time think this would be useful for her. You might say that if she finds it hard to express herself fully to the psychologist, then IF she thinks you could help, then you would be available to do so, but you have confidence in her and her ability to do so on her own.
You can say that of course you;ll be interested in how well things are going, but leave it to her to tell you if she so wishes.
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