The purpose of this study was to understand therapists subjective experience of early termination of therapy and to explore the implicit meanings of the experience. The participants were seven art therapists with clinical experience of less than 5 years. The data were analyzed using van Manen s methodology of hermeneutical phenomenology, 27 meaning units, seven sub-themes, and three essential themes were identified. The essential themes were “unexpected sudden parting,” “the hours of mental confusion and pain,” and “stars shining brighter in the dark.” The conclusions of the study were as follows. First, it was found, while novice art therapists felt responsible for early termination of therapy, on the other hand, they simultaneously had a desire to protest the termination and a contradictory attitude of attributing the premature termination to the parents. Second, novice art therapists encountered unresolved tasks with their families of origin through early termination of therapy, which affected the premature termination. Third, it was found that the failure of treatment alliance with parents in art therapy for children led to early termination of therapy, and the importance of parent counseling was again recognized. Fourth, it was shown that a novice art therapists can grow up as a therapist while overcoming the frustrations and obstacles encountered in the course of the premature termination of therapy.