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Haazinu and Yom Kippur 5781: The Possibility to Heal

Beth* had spent most of her adolescence in and out of psychiatric inpatient units and had already been in individual therapy for three years when we started our work together. After a few months, it became apparent to both of us that overall, Beth was feeling confident in her ability to manage her emotions and was functioning well. Yet something was amiss. Though she insisted she was feeling better and reported no new problems or concerns, every time we spoke about termination, Beth returned the next week having experienced some crisis or uptick in symptoms.