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My Therapist Says

My Therapist Says ‘Yes, And’

I’m learning to reject the overpowering desire to have the one answer to my anxiety.

Illustration: Kate Dehler

In early 2017, I experienced my first panic attack. I was in a work meeting with my manager when I began to feel hot and claustrophobic, sure I was going to throw up. I kept looking to the door, willing it to open and…

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