Psychotherapy has an image problem.
Despite the fact that therapy is an effective, economical, natural, and meaningful way to improve lives, fewer people go. Why is this? There’s a stigma against people who seek therapy. Therapy and therapists are depicted as a farce on screen. Big Pharma spends billions selling the quick fix of medication, while individual therapists compete with one another for clients. And those are just a few reasons of many.
Psychotherapy needs a unified campaign to promote the profession. That’s us. Since 2012, fans of National Psychotherapy Day:
- Share therapy effectiveness research
- Donate time or money to support low-fee counseling centers
- Give constructive feedback to therapists
- Talk and write about therapy to fight stigma, and
- Wear turquoise on September 25th to show support