Fortunately, Laura's psychotherapy accomplished many things as she happily recounted in our final session together. She felt "stronger, more like the trunk of the tree than the fragile twig I was three years ago." She felt as though she had earned her “adult card” to go along with the other credit cards in her wallet. She believed that she had developed a more solid ability to cope with life's demands and expectations with less anxiety, and she generally felt more capable and competent, which for Laura, included feeling better able to engage in a romantic partnership that survived beyond the initial dating phase.
Laura identified two particular accomplishments; something she relinquished during the course of her treatment and something she acquired as a tool that helped improve her coping skills. Laura believed that these were the two most important achievements of her course of psychotherapy.