Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Book - 2019
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"From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she)"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2019.
ISBN: 9781328662057
Characteristics: xi, 415 pages ; 24 cm


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PimaLib_AmyK May 20, 2019

What happens when a therapist needs to see a therapist? “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” tackles the subject. The author, herself a therapist, decides to see a therapist to do some “crisis management” after her boyfriend of two years announces that he doesn’t “want to live with someone who has a kid.” (He knew she had a child when they first started dating.) What Gottlieb thinks is going to be a quick bit of managing the pain of her breakup turns into something else. The chapters take turns with her visits to her therapist, the patients she’s treating (including a seemingly obnoxious Hollywood television writer, a young newlywed who is dying of cancer, and a several times divorced woman who seems to want to throw away her one chance at a good relationship) and how she came to be a therapist after working in Hollywood on shows such as “E.R.”. It’s interesting to know that therapists can sometimes doubt their abilities to help their patients and struggle with keeping their own judgments and biases in check. Gottlieb also writes about how modern health insurance has discouraged people from seeking therapy and encourages the use of drugs instead (which of course can also be helpful, but shouldn’t be someone’s only choice for the long term.) This book made me laugh, cry and really think about how therapy works, for both the patient and the therapist.

May 15, 2019

4.7 Stars

debwalker Apr 18, 2019

There's a theory that med school students who go into psychiatry often are motivated by a need to figure themselves out. Even therapists have problems!


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