“Psychology of Secrets” is an inspiring movie that offers hope for the future despite a person’s dark secrets from the past. Debbie Harmon produced, wrote, and directed this film and did a remarkable job. She plays a woman named Samantha who has suffered much and has had insults heaped on her for years. These serious issues include two husbands who were not loyal to her, parents who verbally abused her and, in her dad’s case, physically abused her as well. In addition, she was mistreated as a young child and discouraged by her parents from doing what she loved–painting in her own studio. The film could have succeeded just as well without the number of problems dealt with by the main character, but it does illustrate that people with multiple past troubles can come out on the other side and find freedom. As mentioned in the film, some people deal with the “abyss of depression.” In one cute scene, a young Samantha showed her “art” to her patrons, which were, in reality, her dolls!
A Christian counselor, Dr. Cline (Alpha Trivette), shows Samantha through the Scriptures that if she applies certain biblical principles, seeks God, and remembers that she is now an adult not to be bossed around by family, she can have a successful future. She begins to do just that by film’s end and finds that she has, indeed, been set free.
Trivette gives a strong performance and comes across as a likable and caring doctor. Harmon also does a credible job convincing the viewer that she has commendable child-like qualities that work to a point, but that now it is time to shed that skin and live as a full-fledged adult in charge of her life decisions. We are happily awarding this movie our Family Approved Seal for ages 12+. This film offers hope to every viewer, a hope revealing that those with skeletons in the closet can finally release them and find freedom.