Requiem for a Therapist: A Tribute to Robin Williams

August 12, 2014 12:41 PM

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Like so many others, I was saddened to hear of the death of actor and comedian, Robin Williams that was made public Monday. To hear that his death was at the end of a life-long battle with depression that ended in suicide was an additional blow, both as a fellow sojourner with my own emotional and spiritual battles, and as a mental health therapist.

In the development of my own therapeutic style, I learned a lot from my education, more from my therapist-mentors, and still more from being in therapy. I took some time to reminisce about all of this today after learning of Williams' death. I came to the conclusion that it would be difficult to ove...

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