Shrink wrapped: When a therapist gets on the couch


Shrink wrapped: When a therapist gets on the couch

Lori Gottlieb knows what it's like to be both doctor and patient, and she has another bestseller to prove it

Martha Hayes

“It’s not like everyone in LA is in therapy,” sighs Lori Gottlieb. “That’s a stereotype. I think it’s a big misconception.”

And having worked as a psychotherapist in the city for the past decade – and recently published Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, a New York Times bestselling book on the matter – she should know.

“A lot of people have strange notions and misconceptions about what therapy is,” Gottlieb continues. “We’re not wizards; there are no tricks. When we look at the clock, we’re not bored; we’re looking at the rhythm of the session. We want to make sure that if [the patient] is talking about something very intense, we’re putting them back together before they leave.”..

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