As a therapist one of the most common questions I hear is: “how bad does it have to get before someone should go to counseling?” Now to be blunt with you all, my belief is that every single person can benefit from therapy of some sort at every point in their life. Sometimes for financial … Read more Why Seek Counseling
What is Music Therapy and what does it have to do with Eastern Christian psychotherapy? Most psychotherapists are familiar with the task of having to explain their professions to the lay public and clear up common misconceptions. This task is magnified for the music therapist. “What type of music should I listen to?” “So, do … Read more Music Therapy and its Connection to Eastern Christian psychotherapy?
Was Evagrius of Pontus perhaps one of the first psychotherapists? My interest in the Church Fathers’ understanding of the human psyche began with reading The Rule of St. Benedict during my last year at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. The Rule illustrated the way in which Benedict wanted the monks in his monasteries … Read more The Desert Father Meets a Psychotherapist