Too Much Therapy, Too Few Results

Therapy can become a dead-end relationship. Research shows that, in many cases, the longer therapy lasts the less likely it is to be effective.

A recent article in The New York Times by Jonathan Alpert  a New York psychotherapist and the author of “Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days.” discusses the issues and explores the problem of it sometimes being ineffective.  “Therapy can — and should — focus on goals and outcomes, and people should be able to graduate from it. In my practice, the people who spent years in therapy before coming to me were able to face their fears, calm their anxieties and reach life goals quickly — often within weeks.”

Also see how the face of therapy is changing (see Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy)



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