Posts By: David Mente

Dieticians make the best psychotherapists

You can file this post under the complaining, groaning, bitching and moaning category. I suspect that all professionals feel that their own profession gets badly treated by the media. I have thought about this in terms of psychotherapy in movies and TV shows and plan to write some things about this in the future. Do you have any suggestions about either good or bad portrayals of psychotherapy?


Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me is a graphic memoir written and drawn by Ellen Forney. It is a brilliant depiction, from the inside, of the experience of being diagnosed, treated for and dealing with the symptoms of BiPolar Disorder.


Phillip K. Dick’s novel Valis is a wacky and wild ride. I recommend it though it certainly isn’t for everyone. However, this is not a review but rather an appropriation of scenes in the book that illustrate what I consider a point central to doing psychotherapy.

Inaugural Blog Post

This is the inaugural post on my psychotherapy blog. I do intend my posts to have a focus on psychotherapy and mental health issues without being too rigid about this. That said, I hope to be entertaining, wide ranging, informative, thought provoking and not too technical. I also would like to encourage comments, though these… Read more »