04/24/2012 12:54 pm ET

Knowing When To Put An End To Therapy

s it time to call it quits with your therapist?

Many people end up undergoing psychotherapy for months or years, unaware that progress isn’t being made, writes Jonathan Alpert, a psychotherapist, in Sunday Review in The New York Times. In the article, Mr. Alpert, author of the book “Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days,” explores the problem of ineffective therapy, arguing that in many cases long-term treatment is unhelpful.

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