The Value of Therapy

“What is the value of therapy?” the email continues, after the writer has detailed her struggles moving through divorce. Another message contains the statement, “I’ve been in therapy for years and I’m wondering if it’s working.” “How do I know if therapy is for me?” implores a man who has been blindsided by his wife’sContinue reading “The Value of Therapy”


When I was fourteen, I spent several months doing intensive outpatient physical therapy for an arm that had decided to go on strike. I was receiving therapy at an excellent rehabilitation hospital that primarily served inpatients who were working to overcome severe injuries and illnesses. I spent most of my time in the outpatient gym,Continue reading “Debridement”


Part of my daily routine involves reading. A lot of reading. I come by this honestly; both of my parents are avid readers and seekers of information. Hardly a day goes by without at least one of them sending me a link to an article or with me sending one their way. Luckily, most ofContinue reading “EnLISTed”

Therapy in the Writing Process

Journaling has long been accepted as a useful tool in the therapeutic process. Traditional journaling can certainly provide benefits. It is a “safe” space to explore powerful feelings. It encourages reflection and honesty and can lead the writer to a better understanding of him or herself. I believe that journaling can be even more beneficial,Continue reading “Therapy in the Writing Process”