Top Therapy Blogs of 2017

Although similar to counseling and psychology, these top therapy blogs of 2017 can mostly be described as explorations into psychotherapy. From psychotherapy, marriage and family, behavioral, interpersonal therapy, and more – the therapeutic field is expansive.

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In supporting the professional development of both students and current therapy professionals, our list of top therapy blogs provides a review of new and upcoming trends in the field, resources for career development, and an exploration of challenging issues within practice. Selected based on type of content, resources, level of activity and engagement, social media presence, and a few x-factors which we excitingly point out in the detailed descriptions, the blogs and authors may offer unique perspectives and approaches to therapy.

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Congratulations to This Year's Top Therapy Blogs...


Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner combines yoga and psychology to achieve holistic physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing, and also to promote a lifestyle of continual personal growth. As an established yoga teacher, therapist, and writer, she delves into a variety of topics ranging from meditation and stress relief to the business of yoga, via her unique approach to psychotherapy.

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Beck Institute

The Beck Institute lends its long-standing credibility on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to its blog, where professionals explore the numerous applications of CBT in personal and community mental health. Their thorough writing on the matter addresses crucial topics such as depression, substance abuse, teaching, and mindfulness using the CBT model.

OCP’s Highlighted Post: Depression and Chronic Illness 

Better Therapy

Our Interview with Better Therapy's Dr. Rune Moelbak

Houston-based psychotherapist Dr. Rune Moelbak discusses a range of nuanced topics centered around depression, anxiety, and relationships. He orients his perceptive discussions to be both accessible and relevant for the thoughtful reader of psychotherapy, helping his readers to start living the life they want, one blog post at a time.

OCP’s Highlighted Post: The Illness is the Cure: The Forgotten Wisdom of Psychological Symptoms

Dr. Deborah Serani

Dr. Deborah Serani draws from her experience as a seasoned psychotherapist and psychoanalyst to provide valuable insights on her blog. Combining relevant research, helpful takeaways, and additional resources for further support, she explores treatment methods and insights on depression, anxiety, and trauma. Subtopics include suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, sexuality, and self-esteem. 

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Dr. Gerald Stein

Our Interview with Dr. Gerald Stein

Dr. Gerald Stein presents a series of thoughtful musings on psychology, relationships, and the arts, especially music. He combines thoughtful research, anecdotes, analysis, and cultural references to produce rich, informative prose. Popular posts cover topics like bravery, confidence, insecurity, and complications in the therapist-client relationship.

OCP’s Highlighted Post: Signs of Insecurity: Behavior That Reveals a Lack of Confidence

Good Therapy

Good Therapy is a widely-recognized authority which consistently ranks among the top sites in the field of mental health. The organization advocates for healthy psychotherapy by promoting best practices among professional therapists and by educating the public on what good therapy should look and feel like. Highly trained experts from this large international organization share their seasoned points of view on a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and emotional concerns.

OCP’s Highlighted Post: Compulsive Lying

My Chicago Therapist

My Chicago Therapist employs a strengths-based wellness model to generate their thoughtful content on trauma, stress, personal development, grief, and personality and mental disorders. 2nd Story Counseling manages this blog from its significant expertise providing multi-faceted counseling services to the Chicago area. New readers to this blog will particularly appreciate its personable tone and its ability to produce relatable content.

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Noel Bell – Psychotherapist in London

Our Interview with Noel Bell

London-based clinical psychotherapist Noel Bell leverages his considerable psychological expertise to explore challenging issues and relevant topics like addiction, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. In his podcast series he regularly interviews subject matter experts to discuss addiction, neurogenesis, lucid dreaming, and transpersonal psychotherapy. 

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Psychotherapy.net

Our Interview with Psychotherapy.net's Dr. Victor Yalom

Psychotherapy Blog combines professional insights and personal reflections from subject matter experts on multiple therapy-related topics, including therapy training, therapy and technology, family therapy, and couples therapy. Bloggers are all highly experienced professionals with a variety of specializations within education and psychology, and the combination of their diverse perspectives on this platform makes for varied, interesting reading.

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Josephine Ferraro, LCSW - Psychotherapy Blog

NYC-based psychotherapist Josephine Ferraro has maintained this prolific stream of insights since 2009. Informed by her many years of experience in private practice, her substantial posts offer detailed information and balanced conceptual frameworks on topics that are seldom discussed openly in society: depression, anxiety, relationships, career issues, bereavement, addictions, and abuse, among many others.

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The Good Therapists

Our Interview with The Good Therapists' Alison Crosthwait

The homepage of Alison Crosthwait’s sleek black-and-white blog makes a clean dive towards the heart of what therapy is: not magic, but rather, possibility, and the discovering of that possibility. This philosophy sets the stage for the discoveries that Alison makes in every blog post as she explores the highly nuanced experience of being a psychotherapist. With a definitive voice that is simultaneously poetic and accessible, she shares insightful musings on topics ranging from awkward silences and obstacles to progress in therapy sessions, to the therapist’s anxiety.

OCP’s Highlighted Post: One of the Challenges of Making Progress in Therapy

The People's Therapist

This blog uniquely combines law and psychology, stemming from blogger Will Meyerhofer's considerable experience in both fields. The focus is broad, encompassing burnout, beauty, and how smart television shows for children can improve their learning capabilities. In addition to his work as a psychotherapy, Will writes books and blog entries and a column for AboveTheLaw.com.

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Two Spirit Health Services

Two Spirit Health Services hosts a group of blogs by seasoned experts who explore topics such as mental health, substance abuse, STD recovery, and transgender health. Robert and Dr. David Baker-Hargrove founded the Floridian non-profit organization in 2011, and have been offering their services to both their local and broader online communities since 2013.

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WellDoing.org

Our Interview with Welldoing.org's Louise Chunn

WellDoing.org is a comprehensive UK-based site that provides articles, advice, and resources to help readers overcome a broad variety of psychological, social, and emotional challenges. The blog promotes overall health and holistic well-being by providing resources and advice on multiple psychological and relational issues that affect the body, mind, relationships, and work environment.

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