How psychotherapy works

Co-authored with Ms. Jenny Liu (MS), scientific advisor

You might be wondering how psychotherapy really works? I am going to write a series of blog posts to  explain how psychotherapy works from different angles, such as neuroscience, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, attachment theory, social support system, past psychological trauma, diet, exercise, etc.

First of all, does psychotherapy really work?

I can imagine it might be difficult for you to invest your time and energy in receiving psychotherapy without a clear answer about this question.  I would be skeptical too.  Since psychotherapy is a service, you don’t receive anything tangible from me such as medications or surgery.  When you come to my office for therapy, … Continue reading First of all, does psychotherapy really work?

Neuroscience and Epigenetics

In this post, I would like to shed a light on this topic from neuroscience and epigenetic perspectives. You may have heard that therapy helps you feel better, see things from different angles, or improve your interpersonal skills. However, you might not realize how much impact you have over your own well-being. Thus, it will … Continue reading Neuroscience and Epigenetics