I thought Good Catholics didn’t need therapy. Then I went.

Sometimes, I have to take my therapist’s words with a grain of salt or filter them through a Catholic lens. More often, I discover that my lifelong spiritual failings are actually emotional wounds. And as they heal, it becomes easier to follow Christ.

Read the rest of my essay for America magazine.

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3 thoughts on “I thought Good Catholics didn’t need therapy. Then I went.”

  1. Simcha,

    This is so beautiful. And inspiring. All I know is that when I stumbled upon you on the internet, I knew that you were someone very rare. You may look back on those days as your “pre-therapy” days, but your words were pure therapy –to your readers! I think there is something really deep about this. We can’t find healing within ourselves, we must become a link in a chain.

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