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What Drove Therapist Lori Gottlieb To See A Therapist Herself

Gottlieb talks about the experience in her book, “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.”

Lori Gottlieb
Therapist and advice columnist Lori Gottlieb is the author of “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.”

Lori GottliebMaybe You Should Talk to Someone Book is a longtime mental health therapist who writes the Dear Therapist column for The Atlantic.

In her practice, she’d see patients dealing with all kinds of life issues — from marital problems to terminal illness.

But an unexpected setback in her own personal life led her to a surprising decision — to see a therapist herself.

What she thought would be just a few sessions to get her through a tough time turned into much more, including her book about the experience. It’s called Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.

She’s speaking in Houston Nov. 12 during the annual Jewish Book and Arts Festival at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

In the audio above, she tells Houston Matters host Craig Cohen what drove her to see a therapist and how it changed how she saw her patients.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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