I recently read the book Choosing Therapy by Ilyana Romanovsky. I can honestly say it is the most thorough book on psychotherapy that I have ever read. And while I haven’t read every book about going into therapy, choosing a therapy (and therapist), and getting the most out of therapy – I think it is a safe bet to say that Choosing Therapy is one of the most thorough books ever written on the subject. In fact, the book is so darn thorough, that I felt like I was back in graduate school reading about various theoretical orientations, transference, countertransference, and the many modalities of treatment.
Ms. Romanovsky is a new therapist herself, and has also participated in some of her own therapy so she is able to talk about the process of therapy from both sides of the couch. This can be a useful point of view for folks who feel inclined to do a lot of research and reading before making a commitment to a therapist of their own.
Honestly, this book was a little too much for me, but I can appreciate the work that went into writing it. And for those who feel most comfortable really understanding procedures, treatments and processes before participating themselves, this book will be a wonderful resource.
Learn more about Choosing Therapy here.