What Happens in Therapy

It is natural to wonder how psychotherapy works, and what happens when we talk about our problems and emotional troubles. These anecdotes are a compilation of cases I have come across over the years.

These characters’ names and other particulars are not real, however the stories are representative.


Nancy and Ted show the many ways depression creeps into our lives now. Their stories pertain to assessing life goals when facing difficult personal challenges. And, some observations about parenting an adolescent illustrate the trials and tribulations of how families often change when a child becomes a teenager.