It really isn't a dumb question though. It is a good question because you didn't know and it is not something you experience alone, it's not abnormal, and it is healthy to know what is going on. In fact, some people think that transference is an important part of the healing process. You can also have other tranference like angry transference, fear, jealousy, anger, etc. From what I remember, some forms of therapy rely on transference to get you to start learning to express your feelings in healthy ways, and they do this by directing them at the therapist. (Like yelling at the therapist all the things you wanted to say to an abusive parent, etc.) So by dealing with the emotions you have of no one loves or understands you with your therapist, it will help you heal. Does that make sense?
thanks for your replies! I felt really stupid asking, but what's an internet forum for if you can't ask the dumb embarrassing questions??
it hasn't happened to me but i would think that it is mainly because someone is finally getting you. just try and calm it down because you don't want to lose your therapist. good luck and just don't worry, you can control your emotions.