Faith Helps Clients Get More Out of Therapy

A study from the Journal of Affective Disorders found some surprising results about faith and therapy…

“Patients who had higher levels of belief in God demonstrated more effects of treatment,” said the study’s lead author, David H. Rosmarin, a psychologist at McLean Hospital and director of the Center for Anxiety in New York. “They seemed to get more bang for their buck, so to speak.”

One possible reason for this, he said, is that “patients who had more faith in God also had more faith in treatment. They were more likely to believe that the treatment would help them, and they were more likely to see it as credible and real.”

Well, that, and the whole “grace” thing.  ;-)

Click here to read more about the results of the study.

And to learn more about how you can benefit from faithful counseling, contact my associates and me through the Pastoral Solutions Institute’s Catholic Tele-Counseling practice (740) 266-6461 to make an appointment with a Catholic counselor today.

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Dr. Gregory Popcak directs the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Catholics find faith-filled solutions to marriage, family, and personal problems. Together with his wife, Lisa, he hosts More2Life Radio. He is the author of over a dozen books integrating psychological insights with our Catholic faith. For more info about books, tele-counseling and other resources, visit www.CatholicCounselors.com.