A Jewish Therapist Asks

Until now I’ve managed to find the humanity in all my patients, including those who’ve lived (to my eyes) heedless lives, paying little attention to how their actions affected loved ones… However, the cesspool of hatred and verbal squalor given air during Trump’s campaign and seemingly gaining strength daily, has left me disgusted and despairing at the depths to which people can descend. Can a ‘disgusted’ therapist be a good therapist?


Sherry Amatenstein in “A Jewish Therapist Asks: ‘How Can I Treat Patients When the World is Spinning Out of Control’?” Forward.com, November 29, 2016.