Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
One way to define psychotherapy is from its roots. Psycho comes from the word psyche, meaning soul. Therapy comes from the word to heal or to cure. Thus you might say that psychotherapy is “the cure of souls.” This was a phrase the church used for pastoral care back in the days before there was the word, psychotherapy. We are not islands. All of us need to share and consult and reach out to others to understand ourselves and to work through problems and conflicts. Usually this takes place among friends or family. But sometimes it is more helpful to talk to a trained person who is unbiased and confidential and probably more objective than many of our friends and family. As psychotherapists, w