Category: Being in Therapy

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]

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]