Category Archives: Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy at the Intersection of Science, Art, Philosophy and Relationship

Michael Winters, PhD    October 4, 2023 Psychotherapy is talk therapy that can help people cope with mental health problems, improve their relationships, and live more fulfilling lives. It is a complex and multifaceted endeavor, drawing on insights from science, art, and philosophy. What are the bases of psychotherapy? How does psychotherapy bring peace? These are […]

Therapy is for Everyone!

“ I really believe that everyone out there could benefit from therapy, whether they are dealing with relationship or job issues, or stress or depression.” ~ Howie Mandel A common misconception is that psychotherapy is beneficial ONLY for people who are mentally ill. The history of psychology makes this misconception understandable. Originally counseling and psychotherapy […]

The Scar that Heals

“Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force.” ~ Carl Jung The above quote contains an important cautionary tale. In psychotherapy I often see people that believe that they have resolved an issue, only to see it […]

Managing Grief

Everyone will face major losses in their lifetime, whether it is the end of a friendship, romantic relationship, or death of a loved one. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross helped explain the complexity that one goes through when dealing with and learning how to move forward from a loss with her theory of the five stages of grief. […]

Preparing for Therapy

Contrary to the way therapy is often depicted in movies and television, it does not simply consist of talking while a psychologist listens and asks vague questions. Therapy involves preparation, trust, and a mutual willingness between both therapist and patient to work hard and communicate openly. Once you have decided to consult a therapist, the […]

When to Seek Counseling

There are a variety of reasons for seeking the help of a psychologist, and many may wonder when to seek treatment and when to handle the issues on their own. Whether you are considering couples therapy or individual help, a general guideline is to ask for assistance when your state is impacting your daily life. […]

Myths About Therapy

There are a lot of myths surrounding therapy and the reasons that people seek treatment. Many people mistakenly believe that seeking help from a mental health professional is a sign of weakness or an indication that they are “crazy,” but this is not the case. Just as you would not hesitate to see a doctor […]