Quotes and Sayings about Therapy



"I got into therapy in the fifth grade because I said in a sarcastic way that I was going to kill myself, and they didn't get it then. Nothing's changed."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Nothing, Sarcastic, Therapy)

"Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: People, Acting, Therapy)

"If anyone would have been paying serious attention to my puppet shows, I would have been sent to therapy very young."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Attention, Therapy)

"I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Successful, Therapy)

"Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me."
- Tim Burton
(Related: Movies, Therapy)

"I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Change, Work, People, American, Cause, Mind, Persuasion, Therapy, Will)

"I simply cannot see how denying chemotherapy treatment for Palestinian children increases Israel's security or advances U.S. national interests."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Children, Israel, Security, Treatment)

"Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Love, Nature, Now, Play, Song, Therapy, Want)

"Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don't have to take it home with you at night. It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Home, Acting, Night, Space, Therapy, World)

"I've tried everything. I've done therapy, I've done colonics. I went to a psychic who had me running around town buying pieces of ribbon to fill the colors in my aura. Did the Prozac thing."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Buying, Colors, Running, Therapy)

"I'd be cheating everyone here, the staff and rest of my teammates, if I wasn't able to stay on top of my work. It was almost like therapy, to come back and get in an environment I'm comfortable with."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Work, Cheating, Environment, Rest, Therapy)

"When David Arquette and I got engaged we started therapy together. I'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, so we decided to work through all that stuff early."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Marriage, Work, First, Therapy)

"Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Life, Painting, Therapy)

"I got problems. I freak out, go to a shrink, go through all kinds of therapy and stuff, but I'm learning how to deal with it. That's why I've chosen one hour a night to get all of my aggressions out. to really tell the world the way I feel."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Learning, Night, Problems, Therapy, World)

"Singing becomes a form of therapy."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Singing, Therapy)

"You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Positive, Talk, Talking, Therapy)

"I am actually going to two therapists right now. I don't know, I actually feel like therapy has just made me more uncomfortable."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Now, Right, Therapy)

"In the old days we used to get more referrals, because people had insurance that paid for therapy. Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: People, Now, Old, Therapy)

"I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Age, Women, Fear, Behavior, Public, Public speaking, Therapy)

"I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Future, Psychology, School)

"I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Thought, Psychoanalysis, Therapy)

"They show that roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic patients will recover or improve to a marked extent within about two years of the onset of their illness, whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not."
- Hans Eysenck
(Related: Illness, Will, Years)

"There thus appears to be an inverse correlation between recovery and psychotherapy; the more psychotherapy, the smaller the recovery rate."
- Hans Eysenck
"In general, certain conclusions are possible from these data. They fail to prove that psychotherapy, Freudian or otherwise, facilitates the recovery of neurotic patients."
- Hans Eysenck
"I recommend the same therapies for all humans with HIV. There is no reason to believe that physiologic responses to therapy will vary across lines of class, culture, race or nationality."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Class, Culture, Nationality, Race, Reason, Therapy, Will)

"If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Humor, Attitude, Sense, Therapy)

"A lot of what I've been learning in the last two years is due to therapy - about my sexuality, why things go wrong, why relationships haven't worked. It isn't anything to do with anybody else; it's to do with me."
- Boy George
(Related: Learning, Relationships, Sexuality, Therapy, Wrong, Years)

"I've had a lot of cognitive behavioural therapy, and am having a family now."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Family, Now, Therapy)

"I had years of therapy to recover from this. A lot of it had to with being a people pleaser, being the ultimate good girl. I wanted everyone to like me. I didn't really have a voice. I was afraid of growing up."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: People, Being, Growing up, Therapy, Voice, Years)

"You can stay in therapy your whole life, but you've got to live life and not talk about life."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Life, Talk, Therapy)

"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Fear, Madness, Therapy, Wonder, Writing)

"I have friends who are going through chemotherapy, and they make the darkest, most hideous cancer jokes you've ever heard."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Cancer, Friends, Jokes)

"I don't know what psychotherapy does. I have been seeing the same person for 26 years now."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Now, Years)

"I told my mother at about the seventh year of therapy that I had been abused sexually by my father, and she hung up the phone on me."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Mother, Father, Therapy)

"You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy."
- James Hillman
(Related: War, Blame, Fault, Theory, Vietnam)

"Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. If a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid; it's also in the system, the society."
- James Hillman
(Related: Society, Theory, Trouble, Wrong)

"What I learned about stammering was that, when as a young child you lose the confidence of anyone who wants to listen to you, you lose confidence in your voice and the right to speech. And a lot of the therapy was saying, 'You have a right to be heard.'"
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Confidence, Right, Saying, Speech, Therapy, Voice)

"Smile, it's free therapy."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Smile, Therapy)

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Friendship, Love, Healing, Therapy)

"I used the music kind of as therapy, and it's just amazing that I feel so free after doing that. I feel like I had it trapped inside of me and now I feel free. So it's been a very good therapy session for me as well."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Music, Now, Therapy)

"Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Therapy)

"Why pay $100 on a therapy session when you can spend $25 on a cigar? Whatever it is will come back; so what, smoke another one."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Therapy, Will)

"I was in group therapy for years but it wasn't the same thing. It was more about growing."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Therapy, Years)

"Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Illness, Psychoanalysis, Therapy)

"People think my work is therapeutic. I don't see it that way. It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy visit by writing down my life."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Life, Money, Work, People, Therapy, Visit, Writing)

"I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Discipline, Exercise, Therapy)

"I love being in therapy. It's just constantly fulfilling for me."
- Jennifer Jason Leigh
(Related: Love, Being, Therapy)

"I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy."
- Jennifer Jason Leigh
(Related: Change, Nature, Needs, Therapy, Years)

"I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back."
- Richard Lewis
(Related: Help, Therapy, Trying)

"I'm interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We're all victims and few of us are truly free."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Art, Artists, Therapy, Victims, Writers)

"Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Business, Remorse, Therapy)

"After Richmond, we went to Dover and tested that week at Kentucky. I was going to Dover and we had to get the trainer to meet us at the airport. I had to do some therapy on my ribs they hurt so bad."
- Sterling Marlin
(Related: Hurt, Kentucky, Therapy)

"We may define therapy as a search for value."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: May, Therapy, Value)

"I think everyone should sit down and write a book. It's a lot like therapy but a lot less expensive."
- Norma McCorvey
(Related: Therapy)

"Today I should not be identified with any kind of regressive therapy."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Therapy, Today)

"There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all."
- Alice Miller
(Related: People, Being, Past, Therapy)

"Regression to the stage of early infancy is not a suitable method in and of itself. Such a regression can only be effective if it happens in the natural course of therapy and if the client is able to maintain adult consciousness at the same time."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Time, Consciousness, Therapy)

"Therapy can help you grow. Fears will just disappear."
- Stephanie Mills
(Related: Help, Therapy, Will)

"Getting on stage is a bonus, that's my therapy, that's when I can tell stories and it all makes sense."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Sense, Therapy)

"Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man."
- Louis Nizer
(Related: Comfort, Man, Therapy, Words)

"I'd always had an interest in physiotherapy and psychology."
- Bob Paisley
(Related: Interest, Psychology)

"Yeah, it's nice to get paid for therapy rather than having to pay $240 an hour for it."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Therapy)

"Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Money, HusbHope, Parents, Therapy)

"Well, my brother says Hello. So, hooray for speech therapy."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Brother, Speech, Therapy)

"In states where no regulation exists, anyone is permitted to perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures, sometimes after just a few weeks of on-the-job training."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Medical, states, Therapy, Training)

"The current lack of a national standard for operators of medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment poses a hazard to American patients and jeopardizes quality health care."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Health, Medical, Quality, American, Care, Therapy)

"Millions of Americans every year depend upon medical imaging exams to diagnose disease and detect injury, and thousands more rely on radiation therapy to treat and cure their cancers."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Medical, Americans, Cure, Disease, Injury, Therapy)

"Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth, beautiful and creative."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Myth, Therapy)

"All of my problems are rather complicated - I need an entire novel to deal with them, not a short story or a movie. It's like a personal therapy."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Problems, Therapy)

"It eats you up. It eats you up. And you have to - I had a lot of help. I had a lot of therapy. And I was able to - because it was hard, you know, to - you can't just lay it on friends and children."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Children, Friends, Help, Therapy)

"I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Life, Therapy)

"Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date."
- Caroline Rhea
(Related: Being, Talking, Therapy)

"My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Audiences, Therapy, Unhappiness)

"I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning."
- Carl Rogers
(Related: Learning, Order, Testing, Therapy)

"A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Time, Awards, Being, Compromise, Therapy, Today, Will)

"It was either therapy or die."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Therapy)

"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."
- Karl Rove
(Related: War, Liberals, Therapy, Understanding)

"Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors."
- Paul Schrader
(Related: Creativity, Artists, Therapy, Will)

"With the art therapy, as soon as they saw the paper and crayons coming, we couldn't get it out fast enough. And we told them to draw about the tsunami."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Art, Therapy)

"Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Marriage, Performance, Acceptance, Past, Singing, Therapy, Writing)

"I'm a big believer in therapy. I'm in therapy in real life. I think anytime you can bitch and moan about your own life to someone who really doesn't care that much, and can give you an objective opinion about what you're going through, I think that's valuable."
- Eric Stoltz
(Related: Life, Care, Opinion, Therapy)

"Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people."
- William Styron
(Related: People, Therapy, Writing)

"He wanted to play accordion on something of mine and I said you can play accordion, but I want you to play piano and organ on some stuff. He came over a couple times a week for two weeks and gave me therapy as to whether I should do The Thorns or not."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Play, Therapy, Want)

"About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy, medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Funny, Heart, Anecdotes, Celebrity, Fact, Therapy, Will)

"Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Being, Therapy, Writing)

"Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?"
- Michael Torke
(Related: Money, Waste)

"This is really America in therapy, people trying to get themselves together and be whole."
- David Viscott
(Related: People, America, Therapy, Trying)

"For a couple of days after chemotherapy, food tastes really bland, even the best foods. I haven't been sick, but have been a little tired. I haven't lost any weight."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Food, Weight)

"One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Acting, Film, Therapy)

"The show has become my therapy."
- Damon Wayans
(Related: Therapy)

"Therapy was the biggest romance of my life."
- Dar Williams
(Related: Life, Romance, Therapy)

"The problem is, I don't think I've got too much to offer at the minute. I'm busy working on myself. This sounds like real therapy talk, but it's like, you've got to be happy with yourself before you can go out and get yourself a girl."
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Talk, Therapy)

"In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Life, Balance, Importance, Spiritual, Therapy)

"I don't really look at myself as the kind of person who craves attention, but I've never been to therapy so there's probably a lot of stuff about myself that I don't know."
- Al Yankovic
(Related: Attention, Therapy)