I have a busy life and it seems that I have very little time to do photography anymore. I remember every time I come back from a trip shooting, I feel relaxed and have a sense of purpose. During times when I can't leave for a trip, I try to have some darkroom time. I made a couple of prints in the darkroom this holiday weekend and it was a totally therapeutic. I find it more therapeutic than shooting digitally. The reason for me is that the anticipating the potential of the latent images is the fun part. The other fun part is going into the darkroom to coax beauty from a negative on to a wet print. The final reward is holding a dry print in my hand. I'm lucky to have a girl friend that encourage me to play with my cameras and playing in the darkroom.
Absolutely. All of my hobbies are therapeutic, why else would I persue them?