My guest today is psychotherapist, author, and podcast host Lori Gottlieb. Lori is best known as the author of the bestselling book, “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”, which has helped start a global conversation about human connection, which is what I’ve also been promoting. She writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic and co-hosts the “Dear Therapists” iHeart Radio podcast with Guy Winch. In this episode, you’ll learn about the ideal therapist relationship, why people avoid therapy, and how we can remove the stigma around mental health. I believe mental health is the biggest topic of our time, which is why I wanted to bring Lori on the show.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- After seeing multiple therapists in my life, and self-reflecting, I feel that many of the questions I asked my therapists I already knew the answer to. I was seeking validation from my therapists instead of advice. Is this common?
- What is the ideal therapist and client relationship?
- What would you say are the biggest mental and emotional obstacles that keep people from making changes in their lives and how do they overcome them?
- You’re a therapist who needed therapy. What did you learn about yourself when you went through therapy and what impact did it have on your own practice?
- Mental health is one of the most important topics in our culture right now, yet it’s often misunderstood, mistreated, and even dismissed entirely. How do you think we can remove the stigma around it and support those who are suffering?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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