Greater Good Magazine: Psychotherapy Portrayals In Pop Culture

HBO’s television series In Treatment follows Westin, played by Gabriel Byrne, and his therapy with four patients. The show is fiction and far from perfect, yet I found aspects of it true to my own experience as a therapist. The same goes for HBO’s The Sopranos, which ended its six-season run in 2007. That series famously depicts the complex relationship between psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi and her patient, mobster Tony Soprano.

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