Dr. Benzion Sorotzkin, Psy. D.

Why Can’t He Just Move On?

Jun 28, 2020 | Psychotherapy, Articles

“The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” – William Faulkner, 1951

When explaining why some people require therapy in order to overcome past traumas, I am often challenged with the following: “Many people have had difficulties in their upbringings. What they do is put it behind them and move on. You can’t live in the past!! Therapy causes you to be stuck in the past. Why can’t he just move on?!”

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