Therapy in the Media

Mental health news around the world
Article May 1, 2024

How Can a Ghost Story Help Us Heal from Trauma?

Excavating Unspoken Conversations

Director Andrew Haigh’s haunting film All of Us Strangers lays bare the critical role of imagination in healing from traumatic loss. Read more

Article March 1, 2024

What Story Does Your Voice Tell?

Insights from a Speech Coach

When we can explore our relationship to our own voice, we can harness one of the most direct paths to authenticity and connection. Read more

Article March 1, 2024

A Comedy about Breaking the Rules of Therapy

'Shrinking' is Sweet and Unrealistic—and That's Okay

For therapists, the TV comedy Shrinking is a low-impact escape that still contains echoes of the messy, wrenching work they do. Read more

Article February 28, 2024

The Gottmans on How to Fight Right

Conflict is a Human Constant

From their new book, Fight Right, relationship experts John and Julie Gottman explain why some couples conflict will never go away. Read more

Article January 3, 2024

Is Honesty the Best Policy?: A Review of 'You Hurt My Feelings'

A New Film on Flattery, White Lies, and Nondirective Therapy

A wry exploration of how we handle challenges to our egos, even in therapy Read more

Article November 3, 2023

The Heart of Gladness

Why Joy and Sorrow Need Each Other

Acclaimed poet and essayist Ross Gay considers the “wild and unboundaried solidarity” that joy can bring into our lives. Read more

Article September 1, 2023

Going Public with your Therapist

Reexamining a Compelling Film Through a New Lens

Do Sarah Brady’s allegations about Jonah Hill undermine the implicit message of Stutz, his documentary about therapy? Read more

Article April 28, 2023

Attuning to the Human Heart

Barbara Kingsolver’s Novel for the Ages

In Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver expands our moral imagination. Read more

Article March 1, 2023

Orchestrating Wonder

Can We Invite More Awe into Our Lives?

It takes a lot of courage and creativity to research one of the most compelling and ineffable human experiences, but Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner has... Read more

Article January 25, 2023

Teaching Kids Resilience through Storytelling

A Conversation with Psychologist and Children's Book Author Amy Howell

For a therapist who writes children’s books, story time provides what might be the most important parenting opportunity of the entire day. Read more

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