Psychotherapist

Does Psychotherapy Affect the Brain?

Often, when thinking about what might cause changes in neurotransmitter levels of the brain, most might immediately think ‘Medication’. Naturally, since the chemical imbalance theory (theory is the correct word here, since it is something that has not yet been proven) of mental illness has become increasingly popular. Few may realize, however, that their experiences […]

Therapists: Managing Your Online Reputation

In recent years, more and more of an individual’s personal information may be found online. Although this remains a problem for professionals and non-professionals alike, the discovery of online information by a client poses challenges for clinical therapists. This problem was highlighted earlier this year in an article titled, “Client Discovery of Psychotherapist Personal Information Online,” […]

Ethical Concepts for Professional Therapists

From Aristotle to Mill, Professional Therapists have Ethical Concepts to Help Guide Their Decisions As in most professions, therapists, psychologists and mental health counselors may face decisions that have a moral dimension, and knowing how to choose may not be easy. Luckily, there remains a number of sound theoretical approaches—sound moral theoretical approaches, that is—that […]

How to Choose a Therapist

When it comes to choosing the right therapist, there is a lot to consider. Many individuals who enter into therapy may not be aware of the several variables that can affect the outcome of that intervention–such as the theoretical orientation of the therapist and the rapport the client has with their therapist. So, choosing the […]

My Psychologist, the Redeemer: A Look at Psychology in Popular Media

In recent decades, the popularity of psychology and psychotherapy has exploded: on television, in popular print magazines, online, and in movies. Often, the image of the psychologist, like many media creations, remains a popular fiction. Popular daytime television shows such as Dr. Phil in some ways aid in this misrepresentation of psychotherapy and the psychologist. […]

What Makes an Effective Therapist?

Many professionals may ask: What makes an effective therapist? Although no one answer to this question may emerge, there are, as it happens, approaches to therapeutic practice that may enhance a professional’s effectiveness. How well a therapist relates to his or her clients, the school of thought the therapist adheres to, and the professional’s individual […]