Dear Readers –
My book is out! Starting Therapy: A Book For New Therapy Clients is available on Amazon and on my website.
Here’s the story: like most readers of this blog, I believe psychotherapy can be a powerful force for individual change. And individual change ripples out and has broad impacts.
Psychotherapy is deep change with profound impacts on our world.
And when we enter therapy it’s usually a mystery. Overwhelming. And there is little to guide us.
I wrote Starting Therapy: A Book For New Therapy Clients to bridge the gap between “I think I need to talk to someone” and being conversant in all the things: transference, attachment, boundaries etc etc.
It’s a book to ease people into the practice of therapy. To help people find the right person and know what they can ask and what will help them succeed in their therapy. To inspire people by putting words to what is possible and why the work of therapy is important.
It’s a book written deep from my heart.
How you can you support my book and the awareness of therapy in general?
– Talk. Be brave and share what it means to you. It can be scary to tell a struggling friend that you are in therapy but it might be a gift. It can be scary to bring this precious thing in your life, into larger conversations and sometimes it is an enriching choice for everyone.
– Share related articles on social media. See my Facebook page for examples of articles on psychotherapy.
– Buy my book for yourself and share it with others who are considering therapy, with therapists you know, with friends who are in therapy.
– Amazon.com (paperback and kindle)
– Amazon.ca (paperback and kindle)
– Amazon.co.uk (paperback and kindle)
– Website (e—books)
– If you’re a journalist, blogger, TV, radio, or podcast producer, anyone who works in the media, you can interview me and other therapists and clients. Email me at email@example.com and let’s set something up. I have a media kit to send to you on request.
– When you see something disturbing in the world ask yourself, “what can I do about it?” Be the person you know you are.
– If you are in contact with insurance companies and policymakers describe to them your experience in therapy, especially long-term therapy. Or simply ask that psychotherapy be included in your benefits. Long-term therapy needs support. It needs financial and policy support. There are so many people who don’t have access to mental health care.
– Post your own story on social media. A vignette, an epic – whatever comes to you. Share your experiences in therapy and in healing.
There’s no morality to this. We say what we say when we feel called to say it. There is no pressure or obligation or evaluation. What I am emphasizing here is the value of your voice.
I have written something. It takes courage to put my work out there.
I do it because I believe it matters.
Because other’s voices have helped me transform and grow.
If you have words lurking in the shadows – bring them forward. If you are writing and sharing – thank you for sharing your wisdom.
What you have learned is of value. Let’s share our work in therapy and beyond with others who can benefit from it.