Submit Your Psychotherapy StoriesThere are a ton of good stories out there about people’s experiences with psychotherapy, and we want to feature them each week here on the World of Psychology. By shedding more light on the process of therapy, we believe it will make people more comfortable and perhaps get a better understanding of it.

So we’re putting out a call for any and all psychotherapy stories — from therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, clients and patients. If you have a story you want to tell and can do so in under 1,400 words, we’re interested.

We’re not looking (just) for salacious stories. We’re looking for stories that show the personal nature of therapy, and how it can help people.

Read on for details…

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  1. Really wish I could write you one, the only tales in my basket are stories of lives destroyed by irresponsible psychiatrists and forensic psycohologists, more interested in their research and trying out the latest and greatest thing than the people they left in their wake…….

    Although there was one light at the end of the tunnel. A man who decided late in life after working as a carpenter, that he could acheive more as a psychologist. So with the value of life already on his resume he hit the books and eventually graduated. He saved my mother’s life. Not by producing the answer or miracle cure. All he did was give her his time, every day at the appointed time his time was hers to do with what she would, even if her choice was to spend it ignoring his presence. Until one day she asked him, “Why?” Eventually she began to speak to him, because it really was her time. He didn’t speak down to her, claim to have an answer or even to know much of anything. He was simply there, it was her time.

  2. My reason for seeing a therapist was one that is unusual, I believe. I was having a spiritual/church issue and this therapist was also a pastor (like no other)…he journeyed with me for the 18 months in which I fought the spiritually abusive system.

    My church voted me out of membership (because of divorce, and me letting the x live in my house afterwards), after a “marriage” of abuse of 31 years.

    My name was put up on a big screen (3 times) on my birthday, no less… followed by the words, “Conduct Unbecoming a Child of God.” I was called to a meeting of deacons (not allowed to have a woman with me) and asked, “Are you still having sex with your ex?!”

    The therapist taught me the most powerful/valuable words I had ever heard in my life.

    “Restorative Justice”—This is what you did, this is how it made me feel…So powerful for someone who grew up verbally, physically and sexually abused.

    I wrote about my life of overcoming and won a scholarship, and am a Freshman at age 65.

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