Is “Psychotherapy” a Legitimate Word?






The word “therapy” implies that talking to someone for the purpose of alleviating their mental distress is a medical practice in the same sense as treating physical ailments is a medical practice.

17387030902_bf499c9038_mThe word “psychotherapy” or “talking therapy” or, as it is most commonly used, just “therapy” implies that talking to someone for the purpose of alleviating their mental distress is a medical practice in the same sense as treating physical ailments is a medical practice. In other words, our culture makes little distinction between treatments of physical organs and human mind. Continue reading “Is “Psychotherapy” a Legitimate Word?”

My therapy works because my feedback counts






This is the story of Emily where she shares her good experience in therapy and explains what made her therapy work.

arrows-796134_640I have never suffered from depression and general anxiety until recently.  I have no history of mental illness besides social anxiety, but I have always had pretty good control over it. It never held me back from things.  I struggled internally, but I could cope well in situations where I was uncomfortable.

I was overwhelmed with my daughter’s diagnosis. Continue reading “My therapy works because my feedback counts”