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MY THERAPIST SAYS

My Therapist Says I’m Not Paranoid, I’m Being Gaslit

The problem isn’t you

An illustration of a person in a bubble pressing outward, surrounded by pointing fingers, coronavirus, and masks.
Illustration: Kate Dehler

If my therapist had a catchphrase, it would be, “Okay, let’s reframe!” Change the story you tell yourself, she always advises. Talk to yourself as if you’re a close friend.

If I had a catchphrase, it would be, “But, I’m the problem!”

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