Category: Being in Therapy

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]

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]