I read a professional psychotherapy article today, written with the therapist in mind as the audience, which discouraged being on a first-name basis with clients. It was theorized that this would lead to boundary-relaxing problems. That surprised me because I have always been on a first-name basis with my own T. I don't think I would like it any other way. My son, however, goes to a psychologist whom we address as "Dr.", I guess because of his doctoral degree. But I don't like it because it seems too formal for such intimate discussions. So now I am wondering about the rest of you.