Excellent writing, Dr. Kunst, about the utility of all kinds of psychotherapy for the client, when done well. It is excellent to hear a Kleinian giving props, as the kids would say, to CBT or Rogersian approaches. Would that those in other paradigms gave the same nod to Kleinian analysis!

One thing you wrote, though, did not make complete sense. You end up by saying that the experience of psychoanalysis "paves the way for deeper understanding and those aha!" moments in which the client can see how he or she is distorting reality in real time."

Yet you begin by saying strongly that there's no such thing as objective reality, and that everything goes through the filter of our biases and personality.

It's a bit of a contradiction, don't you think?