Talk Therapy

Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, is the process of meeting with a counselor or therapist in order to discuss personal situations and work to overcome difficulties. The basic idea is that talking about our problems can help us to overcome them, and that sometimes it is not enough to discuss things with a family member or a trusted friend. In these cases, talking to a neutral third party who has training in dealing with various forms of emotional distress can often be very helpful in discerning what the problem is and how to confront it. Therapists provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to discuss sensitive subjects such as trauma, relationship issues, feelings of grief or loss, or the experience of anxiety or depression. Once we have talked about whatever stressors or issues are affecting our life, a therapist can help us determine strategies for coping with our distress and finding ways to mitigate it. There are countless modalities of therapy available, tailored to whatever concerns one might specifically want to address. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


What Is Psychoanalytic Theory (Psychoanalysis)?

This video describes psychoanalytic theory, which is a talk therapy modality that was developed by Sigmund Freud. It needs to be differentiated from psychodynamic theory.


Mary on Depression, Anxiety and Grief

Mary Pryor is a social media strategist and activist in NYC. In this video, she talks about her history with depression and anxiety, and how therapy saved her life! We're super glad it did.


Reason to Go to Therapy

In this week’s episode, I will be talking about my post, “Reasons People Go To Therapy.” Be sure to listen to the end because I will be answering this week’s question: What should I expect in my first therapy session?


Stephan Bodian - Counseling

An introduction to Stephan's approach to therapy.


Managing Depression with 10 Minute CBT

The 10 Minute CBT DVD series will help busy health professionals learn effective cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) strategies to use in a typical primary care consultation. Each brief clip highlights key skills for working with common mental and physical health problems.


The History of Psychoanalysis | Lecture 1: Psychoanalysis as a Treatment for Mental Disorders

In the first of a series introducing psychoanalysis by exploring its different facets, Dr. Aleksandar Dimitrijevic outlines the broad psychoanalytic terrain of treatment and briefly indicates the nature of its various strands.


Lori Gottlieb: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Lori Gottlieb, MA: "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed"


Applying the Science of Toxic Stress to Transform Outcomes - Nadine Burke Harris

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California's first-ever Surgeon General , is dedicated to changing the way our society deals with the public health crisis of childhood trauma.


A Conversation with Bestselling Author and Therapist Lori Gottlieb

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist Lori Gottlieb, "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" is a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers (a...


Slender Threads: A Conversation with Jungian Analyst and Author Robert A. Johnson

This is a video recording of an interview with Robert A. Johnson, conducted by J. Pittman McGehee in San Diego in 2002.


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