Category: Being in Therapy

Does your health insurance cover mental health treatment? The answer may surprise you!

Four years ago, in 2010, I wrote this about insurance coverage for mental health care:
“Mental health parity is real. It is happening. But depending on the kind of insurance plan you have and the kind of treatment you want, you may have to jump some hurdles to get the benefits you deserve.”
At that time, the mental …[Read More]

Why (and what) to tell people about your therapy

You’re in therapy? Congratulations for choosing to take this vulnerable, powerful journey toward healing and empowerment! You’re not alone, as around 10 million of your fellow Americans are traveling this road alongside you. I hope you’re making progress toward your goals, learning more about yourself and your fellow humans, and doing this all in a comfortable, …[Read More]

Lessons from the garden for your mental health

Much has been written about the mental health benefits of gardening and the way in which time outside can be amazingly restorative. Gardening can also serve as a metaphor for attending to mental health.  As spring approaches and as more opportunities for gardening bloom forth, consideration of the parallels can be interesting and enlightening.
Provide the …[Read More]

Choose Psychotherapy: Another Treatment Option

As mental health advocates observe and blog about World Mental Health Day today, the American  Psychological Association (APA) wants to draw attention to psychotherapy as an effective treatment option for depression and other mental health issues.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects more than 350 million people globally.  And in the United States, …[Read More]