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How to Know if Therapy Is Working

It should feel different from venting to a friend. Here’s how to assess whether you’re getting something out of your sessions.

Illustration: Virginia Gabrielli

FFor over a year, Lia, a Bay Area human resources specialist, felt exhausted and unhappy all the time. “I blamed it on a toxic job,” she says. “Finally, my then-partner pointed out that the issue…

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