A psychotherapist speaks from both sides of the couch

In this news article psychotherapist Lynn Charlton talks about youth suicide and her own difficult passage through depression during adolescence and early adulthood. She reveals the healing she achieved through undertaking a long term psychotherapy. Lynn makes a case for long term therapy when lifestyle changes and brief interventions do not reach the parts of us that need to be known, embraced and healed. Hope can be lost when short term interventions are seen as the only or best methodologies when a relational, psychodynamic or more holistic approach is needed.