Good Counseling Looks Outward as Well as In
Therapy is about as much of the American experience these days as baseball, pickup trucks, and apple pie. In 2019, nearly 20 percent of Americans received some form of mental health treatment ranging from medication to therapy, and more than 40 percent have seen a counselor at some point in their lives.
New York Times journalist Susan Dominus recently asked an important question, especially given that the U.S. is in the grip of an ever-worsening mental health crisis: “Does therapy really work?”
On one hand, dozens of studies confirm the value of talk-based therapy. A landmark 1977 study, for example, found that those with significant psychological distress “fared better than 75 percent of those...
John Stonestreet is president of the Colson Center and co-host of BreakPoint, the daily commentary on culture begun by Chuck Colson.Get Salvo in your inbox! Kasey Leander
Kasey Leander is a BreakPoint contributor at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.