Category: Being in Therapy

5 signs psychotherapy stigma still exists #therapyworks

(Guest post by Dr. Ryan Howes, clinical psychologist in Pasadena, Calif.)

With all the depictions of psychotherapy in movies and on television, it’s tempting to assume that we’ve finally overcome therapy stigma. If Kourtney Kardashian and Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) have openly disclosed the benefits of therapy, we’ve emerged from the shadows, right?
Maybe not.
While …[Read More]

5 Reasons You Should Choose Psychotherapy #therapyworks

Depression and anxiety are common, affecting millions of adults in our country. And many people who need professional treatment don’t get it. But for those who do seek help,  the first course of recommended treatment  is often medication.
But there is another treatment choice available to everyone: Psychotherapy. Not only has research shown that psychotherapy is effective …[Read More]

TV Psychotherapy Often Gets it Wrong

Portrayals of psychotherapy are everywhere these days. NBC’s show “Awake” features a detective living in two realities after suffering a automobile accident with his wife and son. He visits a different shrink in each reality, one version where his son lived through the accident, the other where his wife survived.
In one reality, the female shrink listens …[Read More]

Why Your Stress Problem is Everyone’s Problem

APA released its annual Stress in America survey yesterday, and we have again found that our nation is under pressure. Yes, average stress levels have declined somewhat from their max in 2007 and 2008, but that was at a time of extreme economic uncertainty when the housing crisis began to bubble, and the nation’s economy was …[Read More]