Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Book Review

In our culture, therapists have achieved a unique status: part confident, part best friend and part confessor. But what happens when a therapist needs to see their own therapist?

This is the premise of Lori Gottlieb‘s new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. At the start of the book, Ms. Gottlieb had what appeared to be it all. A happy and healthy son, a solid career as a therapist and a boyfriend who was as dedicated to her as she was to him. Then her boyfriend broke up with her and she decided to see a therapist for her own needs.

Blending her professional history with patient profiles and her experience on the other side of the couch, the book is a novel approach to human relationships and the need, when it occurs to seek out a therapist.

Among the books I have read about mental health, this book is certainly very different. I like that in revealing that she sought out a therapist for her emotional issues, Ms. Gottlieb has shined a human light on an industry that in which is often seen differently from the outside.

I do have to warn that the book is a little slow at points, but overall, it is a good read and well worth your time.

Do I recommend it? I am leaning toward yes.

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Filed under Book Review, Books, Life, Mental Health

One response to “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Book Review

  1. I heard Dr. Gotlieb interviewed on NPR. I was impressed with her openness and vulnerability to share this humbling and enlightening experience of her personal therapy.

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