Therapy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old therapy quotes, therapy sayings, and therapy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Therapy is often a matter of tipping the first domino.     

Milton H. Erickson

The best therapy is actually the more aggressive kind when they break you open; they unleash you.     

Cara Delevingne

Therapy is like telling your nightmares when you're a kid; they lose their power to hurt and control.     

Beth Orton

Psychotherapy is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing.     

Thomas Szasz

Therapy is not to 'talk about' things, but to change the person's life, and to relieve suffering, such as depression, anxiety, or relationship problems.     

David D. Burns

The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.     

Rollo May

Effective psychotherapy works because the therapist continues to grow as a person and as a healer.     

Jed Diamond

Psychotherapy may begin with the primitive, but it must end with the divine, for both are integral factors in the human mind.     

Dion Fortune

Psychotherapy can be one of the greatest and most rewarding adventures, it can bring with it the deepest feelings of personal worth, of purpose and richness in living.     

Eda Leshan

There thus appears to be an inverse correlation between recovery and psychotherapy; the more psychotherapy, the smaller the recovery rate.     

Hans Eysenck

Psychotherapy is a cyclical process from isolation into relationship. It is cyclical because the patient, in terror of existential isolation, relates deeply and meaningfully to the therapist and then, strengthened by this encounter, is led back again to a confrontation with existential isolation.     

Irvin D. Yalom

Therapy isn't radio. We don't need to constantly fill the air with sounds. Sometimes, when it's quiet, surprising things happen.     

Mary Pipher

Psychotherapy is the art of finding the angel of hope in the midst of terror, despair and madness.     

Cloe Madanes

Psychotherapy isn't a twentieth-century artifice imposed on nature, but the reinstatement of a natural healing process.     

Patricia Love

Everything is in slow motion down there and silent. It could replace psychotherapy.     

Ashrita Furman