In therapy? In Argentina, it’s the norm

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Argentina has more psychologists per capita than anywhere else in the world

Almost half of them are in Buenos Aires

Psychoanalysis, which is not common in the United States, still flourishes in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires CNN  — 

Curled up in a fetal position, Vivi Rathbon would stare at the textured wallpaper of her analyst’s office as she spoke.

Sometimes she’d lie flat on her back with her arms dangling off the leather couch. Her therapist sat behind her in a recliner, out of her view. The door was locked for privacy.