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DO YOU NEED THERAPY?

Do you need therapy? The simple answer is "no". For the vast majority of people considering therapy (by which I mean some form of psychotherapy), therapy is not a life-or-death issue. Even for people for whom their issues are life-or-death, such as people feeling suicidal, there are other alternatives, such as hospitalization. On the other hand, EVERYONE can benefit from psychotherapy. A good psychotherapist can work with people such that they experience less stress and distress in their lives while also experiencing more satisfaction and fulfillment. Similarly, couples can be helped to develop a relationship that is increasingly intimate and rewarding. So although I do not believe that anyone really "needs" therapy, I believe it is a valuable investment of time and money for everyone.

People from all walks of life have sought and benefitted from psychotherapy. For ethical reasons, psychologists do not use testimonials from our own clients. While I don't place value on celebrity, you may be interested in what these people have said about their experience.

"Therapy saved my life. It was either therapy or die. " ~ Mickey Rourke

"Counselling saved Bill and me." ~ Hillary Clinton

"I was almost 50 before I felt able to face the things that lay at the heart of my [troubles], but all the therapy I've had subsequently has been of help." ~ Joan Baez

"Talk therapy and antidepressants jump-started me out of my blackness." ~ Sheryl Crow

"My dreams are pretty vivid. I talk about them in therapy." ~ Robin Williams

I've seen psychiatrists in my time, so songwriting hasn't always worked. It's not a bad idea to have someone to talk to." ~ Sir Paul McCartney

"I love being in therapy. It's just constantly fulfilling for me. " ~ Jennifer Jason Leigh

"You know, I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out. " ~ Fran Drescher

Im big on therapy." ~ Eva Mendes

"I know a lot of people think therapy is about sitting around staring at your own navel - but it's staring at your own navel with a goal. And the goal is to one day to see the world in a better way and treat your loved ones with more kindness and have more to give." ~ Hugh Laurie

"I've been in group therapy. I'm always keeping my mental health in check." ~ Halle Berry.

 

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