Category: Being in Therapy

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]

Talking to Your Physician About Psychotherapy #therapyworks

Feeling more stressed lately? Who isn’t? Sometimes ongoing stress can turn into something more, like a bout of depression, insomnia or a series of anxiety attacks. It can be confusing and overwhelming to know where to turn or how to get help in such a crisis.
The first stop for many people is often their physician. …[Read More]