“In a newsletter, the reader is welcomed as a supporter, an ally — or perhaps even a friend.”
The Therapy-App Fantasy: An Overwhelming Demand for Counseling has Spawned Slickly Marketed Companies Promising a Service They Cannot Possibly Provide.
“Like Tinder, a therapy app serves up a tantalizing array of faces and names with the promise of choice and agency. But even if some users get lucky, a satisfying relationship is hardly guaranteed.”
Clean, soothing, predicatable, controlled, and ready for Instagram.
Molly Fischer dives deep into the growing culture of “chronic Lyme,” a sort of wild West where a proliferation of unconventional approaches to diagnosis and treatment contradict the medical establishment’s contention that, despite some possible lasting symptoms, Lyme is not chronic; and where sufferers find identity and community.