Could Everyone Use Some Therapy? Special Guest Lori Gottlieb on It's A Question of Balance with Ruth Copland

This question may seem preposterous as therapy is often seen as a last resort for serious personal malfunctions or, otherwise as expensive, self-indulgent navel-gazing. Mental health has been stigmatised but that’s changing, and maybe we could all benefit. Ruth Copland's expert guest is Lori Gottlieb, best-selling author, psychotherapist and “Dear Therapist” advice columnist. 

What is therapy? How does it work? What is it possible to achieve? And how should one choose a therapist? Could everyone benefit from some therapy? Ruth talks to Lori about all these questions and more; also about Lori's latest book ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Someone’, which takes us behind the scenes of her own therapy practice with clients and also into her own therapy sessions, which reveals a lot about her own life!

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Lori Gottlieb is a practising psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling non-fiction author, and writer of The Atlantic‘s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. Lori's books include the best-selling ‘Marry Him - the case for settling for Mr Good Enough’ and ‘Stick Figure’, a memoir which takes the reader on a personal journey through preteen anorexia and the internal and cultural dynamics that shape it.

She is also a valued contributor in the media and has appeared on such shows as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.”  Her new book ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Somebody’ is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. The book takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world, where her patients are looking for answers, and so is she! Lori Gottlieb is on the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy.

 

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