Talk therapy and Tony Soprano

“I love you.” “I dream about you…I think about you all the time. “I’m in love with you…That’s just the way it is.” This was Tony Soprano’s little speech to his psychiatrist, Dr. Melfi. This was in Season 1 of “The Sopranos” where he had started going for psychotherapy after having panic attacks “out of […]

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Couch Sessions

“I think couches are necessary.” (They’re optional, and because of that, I would definitely want one in my clinic.) — This was my thought when one of the consultants at the round-table discussion asked if we psychiatrists still had hour-long consults and couches in our clinics… The senior psychiatrist said that it wasn’t necessary anymore, […]

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