The Free Therapy Movement Breaks New Ground
The movement to offer more free therapy and expand access to treatment gains momentum.
Left Behind: Counselors Seek Medicare Reimbursement
The long, hard fight to fix a legislative gap.
…And How Two Little Words Changed Everything
By Chris Lyford - While therapeutic skill is the product of years of practice and self-determination, most clinicians need a mentor: someone who takes them under their wing and inspires them to be a better therapist. The five clinicians whose stories you’re about to read all agree on one thing: seeing how their mentors practice left an indelible mark on their personal and professional development that still resonates today.
Therapists’ Expanding Role in Healthcare
In a country where one in five primary care patients has a diagnosable behavioral health issue, setting up doctors and therapists to work hand in hand may be the key to creating a more accessible, affordable, and effective healthcare system.
Three Therapists Share What Keeps Them Afloat
By Chris Lyford - Certainly, most psychotherapists love what they do, but the work can also be isolating, overwhelming, emotionally draining, and relentless—sometimes, all at once! In these moments, practicing self-care isn’t just important, it’s essential to making sure we bring our best selves to our work. But what does self-care look like, exactly? Here, three therapists share what it means to them.
Couples Therapy Goes Public
A bold new TV series captures the raw reality of couples therapy—for both clients and therapists.
A Haunting New Film on the Legacy of Childhood Trauma
A new documentary on comedian Darrell Hammond’s life spotlights the legacy of childhood trauma.
A Grassroots Approach to the Opioid Crisis
Years into the opioid epidemic, a journalist travels to the hardest-hit state to get an up-close look at addiction treatment and the “radically demedicalized” approach one clinic says can make all the difference.
Three Therapists Share Stories and Tips
By Chris Lyford - Back-to-school season can be one of the most stressful periods of the year for a child, no matter what age. From making new friends to handling a new workload, the challenges that come with the new school year are plentiful. Here, three veteran therapists, all of whom know quite a bit about back-to-school anxieties, share the clinical lessons they learned—and a few stories.
Addressing the Psychological Fallout of Active-Shooter Drills
In response to the ever-growing incidences of gun violence targeting students, many schools have instituted active-shooter drills. How are therapists addressing the psychological effects?