Friday, April 22, 2011

What Therapy is and is Not

"Therapy isn't curing somebody of something; it is a means of helping a person explore himself, his life, his consciousness. My purpose as a therapist is to find out what it means to be human. Every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture, where he says, 'This is me and the world be damned!' Leaders have always been the ones to stand against the society — Socrates, Christ, Freud, all the way down the line." - Rollo May

30 comments:

Jodi Underhill,MEd.,LMHC said...

Could not have said it any better!!!

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Stuart Kaplowitz said...
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Stuart Kaplowitz said...

Well said. I love the May quote too. www.encouragingyourlife.com

Jade Wood said...

Reminds me of something I heard recently. 'If you start agreeing with the majority, best to take another look!'

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Jimee Joredan said...

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Earlene Strelow said...

That's true. Therapists give their patients a second life. They give them a chance to experience the world filled with joy and happiness, with renewed vigor in their hearts, and a more positive outlook in life. You've said it the right, my friend.

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Candice Marks said...

What a truly inspiring quote that is. I think for a substance abuse programs to be effective the person should be in it 100% and he/she also have loved ones at his/her side all the time.

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Claudia Rosenburg said...

I think this quote is absolutely true! I was really nervous to go to a counselor the first time I went. I'm not afraid anymore because going has helped me discover more about myself and has made me more comfortable in my own skin. Counselors really do help!
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Jane Fairfax said...

I used to think counseling was just for people with big problems and that all counselors were quacks that wanted to diagnose people with things they didn't have (my family had bad experiences with them). But when I had really bad depression, I took the chance of seeing a counselor and was so glad I did. It helped me so much! Counseling was not at all what I expected.

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