I am a member of a largish community (about 200 people?) that formed around a shared activity. An energetic person could attend community events up to 4 times a week, most events having 30-50 attending. The main relationship between most group members is friends or acquaintances, with many outside-actual-activity parties/get-togethers/hangouts/similar happening as well, often with all group members invited though many fewer are expected to show up.
Almost everybody is a member of a by-invitation-only Facebook page where much community communication and coordination takes place, often with members posting their services and businesses. I never thought much of it until recently when one member who is a therapist posted that she had some openings and that she really enjoyed having members of the community as clients.
It seems like an uncomfortable “worlds collide” kind of set up that I would not like, but is there anything actually wrong with it? I guess I always had this idea that therapists and clients are not supposed to be friends.