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.
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.
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.
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...