46 episodes

I’m Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone. And I’m Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid. We’re both advice columnists, TED speakers, and of course therapists in clinical practice who want to bring the lessons of the therapy room outsidethe therapy room… to all of you. Each week on DEAR THERAPISTS, we invite you to be a fly-on-the-wall in these personal, raw, transformative sessions with everyday people and then hear what happens when we give concrete, actionable advice and have them report back to let us know how things went after the session ended. We’re sharing these real sessions because we believe that everyone can benefit from hearing how people just like them get through their struggles and grow and change. So sit back and come into the therapy room with us… and prepare to learn a lot about yourself in the process.

Dear Therapists with Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch iHeartRadio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

I’m Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone. And I’m Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid. We’re both advice columnists, TED speakers, and of course therapists in clinical practice who want to bring the lessons of the therapy room outsidethe therapy room… to all of you. Each week on DEAR THERAPISTS, we invite you to be a fly-on-the-wall in these personal, raw, transformative sessions with everyday people and then hear what happens when we give concrete, actionable advice and have them report back to let us know how things went after the session ended. We’re sharing these real sessions because we believe that everyone can benefit from hearing how people just like them get through their struggles and grow and change. So sit back and come into the therapy room with us… and prepare to learn a lot about yourself in the process.

    Introducing: Time Out: A Fair Play Podcast

    Introducing: Time Out: A Fair Play Podcast

    Your time is as valuable as diamonds, so invest some in yourself! Host and best-selling author, Eve Rodsky, along with physician Dr. Aditi Nerurkar invite you to reimagine your time as your most valuable currency. Combining science-based solutions, humor, personal insights, and practical tips, each episode features a special guest and focuses on a range of subjects from important boundary setting to beating burnout at home and at work, and how to infuse our lives with more creativity, connectivity, and fun. We hope you’ll join us for a well-deserved ‘Time Out’.
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    • 1 min
    Doug's Fear of Intimacy

    Doug's Fear of Intimacy

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. We wrap up Season 2 with a beautiful session with Doug, who is finally in a healthy, loving relationship after the breakup of a long-term relationship that left some emotional scars. We help him to understand why intimacy is so scary for him, the impact his earlier romantic relationship had on him, and how he can be vulnerable in his current relationship in order to feel safe and cared for. 

    And some exciting news! By posting reviews, sharing episodes, and telling friends about our podcast, YOU made it possible for us to bring you a brand-new season of sessions! If you’d like to apply to be on the show in Season 3, email loriandguy@iheartmedia.com.

    And if you missed ANY episodes in Seasons 1 or 2, now’s the time to catch up… or listen again and learn something new! 

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    LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author
    GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Zoey’s Wealthy Brother

    Zoey’s Wealthy Brother

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Zoey, whose resentment of her financially successful brother threatens to tear their relationship apart. We explore the impact of their difficult childhood on their relationship as adults, and the meaning that money has taken on given their history.

    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.

    Follow us both online:
    LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author
    GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lori and Guy Answer Your Questions

    Lori and Guy Answer Your Questions

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, we’re bringing you a live episode in partnership with Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia. First we’ll take you behind the scenes of the podcast, then we’ll answer a few listener letters about everything from family boundaries and avoidance to exes and fear of commitment… and offer our advice on the spot!

    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.

    Follow us both online:
    LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author
    GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 49 min
    Hilary’s Shopping Addiction

    Hilary’s Shopping Addiction

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Hilary, who has been in recovery for nine years for alcohol and drug addiction after working through her traumatic childhood. Since then, she has become an addiction counselor, but recently she’s concerned that she has developed a shopping addiction and seeks our help to get things back on track.

    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.

    Follow us both online:
    LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author
    GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Having Hard Conversations: How to Avoid Being Avoidant

    Having Hard Conversations: How to Avoid Being Avoidant

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, we’re checking in with Savannah, Ryan and Beth, Danica, and Amy to hear how our sessions have impacted their lives since we last spoke. All of them had trouble communicating with someone--a spouse, sibling, boyfriend--about an important issue in their relationships, and if you’ve been avoiding having a hard but necessary conversation (especially one that involves setting some boundaries!), this episode is for you.

    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.

    Follow us both online:
    LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author
    GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Cindy l. Word crazy ,

Great advice

Cuts to the chase and really helps people make changes that improve their lives.

TJK Avid Kistener ,

I’ve learned so much!

I’ve learned so much from Dear Therapist. Lori & Guys advice is so thoughtful and encouraging. The people putting themselves out there to share their stories are so brave and wise to seek help rather than just languishing in their pain or challenges. Thank you all so much!

Staying inquisitive, Marebear ,

Helpful for everyone

Even if the topics don’t directly relate to me, I always find some helpful advice in every episode. I really appreciate Lori and Guy. Really great podcast!

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