Is Photography A Form Of Therapy?

As a photographer, I've always used photography as an outlet to show the world what I see, and how I feel. After all, sometimes words don't cut it. But as I venture more into photography and take photos of other people, often to do with their own battles in life I've realized it makes them feel better too... Could this be a placebo? Or does seeing your past issues come to life in a photo really have the possibility of providing closure?

It's really a question that can't be answered. Everyone in the photography community is their for their own reasons. But I for one would like to think we all do it for the emotional connection, and priding ourselves in showing people how we think.

Below I've included a photo titled Closure, taken by myself last week. I planned on making this a longer blog, but this picture speaks for my thoughts I think.