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The "ultimate goal" of therapy must be determined by the client: he defines his problems and aspirations and he pays for the service he receives. In general, my goal was to encourage the client to engage in critical self-examination (as Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living"). Liberation from painful, constricting relationships or situations can be achieved only by assuming responsibility for one's own contributions to them and by extricating oneself from them. The only person who can change a person is that person himself.

Or herself.

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