In Treatment, April: Denial Ain’t Just a River in Egypt

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Episode Title
April: Week One
Season
2
Episode
2

Another season, another unhappy young woman: Pratt architecture student April holds a grudge against her last therapist, but she seems to be dealing well enough with a recent breakup and the familial stress of helping her autistic brother. Her real problem is so scary she hasn’t told anyone about it, and can only write it down for Paul: stage-three non-Hodgkins lymphoma. April is too deeply in denial to make another appointment with Paul, or with an oncologist.