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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 outside the 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 iHeartPodcasts

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    • 4.8 • 1.9K 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 outside the 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.

    Encore: S02 Ep2 - Jason’s Alcoholic Father

    Encore: S02 Ep2 - Jason’s Alcoholic Father

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Jason, who still carries emotional scars from an alcoholic father who tormented him when he was a child. Now married and with children of his own, Jason is aware that his parents are aging, and wonders how to navigate these relationships while also freeing himself to enjoy the adulthood he worked so hard to create. 

     

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

     

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Encore: S02 Ep 1 - Jennifer's Fiance's Instagram Flirtations

    Encore: S02 Ep 1 - Jennifer's Fiance's Instagram Flirtations

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. Jennifer caught her fiance sending flirtatious messages to his previous girlfriend on Instagram, and feels stuck about how to address this. We help her see how her own narrative about her life is keeping her in the passenger seat and preventing her from taking charge of her decisions. 

     

    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

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    • 59 min
    Encore: Episode 20 - Savannah's Chronically-Ill Husband

    Encore: Episode 20 - Savannah's Chronically-Ill Husband

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. When Savannah first met her husband, she knew he had a chronic illness but didn't think it would affect their lives as a young couple in love. But soon after she and her husband married, his symptoms got worse, and now she struggles to be both his caregiver and wife. We help Savannah get the support she needs and initiate the hard, honest conversations that she and her husband had both been avoiding.
    We're going on hiatus to get ready to bring you a brand new season of DEAR THERAPISTS. Until then, take care of yourselves, and don't forget to catch up on any episodes you may have missed!
    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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    • 56 min
    Encore: Episode 19 - Shannon's Holiday-Season Dread

    Encore: Episode 19 - Shannon's Holiday-Season Dread

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. Shannon spent her childhood holiday seasons listening to her divorced parents fight about who would get more time with their kids. Now 32 and a year out from her own divorce, she's dreading her first holiday season without her spouse and managing her parents' disappointment if she doesn't travel to their respective homes during COVID. We help her to see the connection between issues in her marriage and her holiday dilemma, and offer her an empowering way to reclaim the holidays for herself this year.
    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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    • 59 min
    Encore: Episode 18 - Scott's Wife's Affair

    Encore: Episode 18 - Scott's Wife's Affair

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. After Scott discovered his wife's affair, he wanted to save their marriage and was heartbroken when she wanted a divorce. But months later, much to Scott'ssurprise, his wife asked to come back. Now that they're together again, Scott is struggling to trust her, and we help him to ask the hard questions that he's been afraid to address.
    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 2 min
    Encore: Episode 17 - Danica's Rejected Sibling

    Encore: Episode 17 - Danica's Rejected Sibling

    Hey, Fellow Travelers. Danica and her two brothers grew up with parents who weren't very present, leaving the three of them to fend for themselves. But Danica and her older brother could be painfully cruel to their younger brother Blake, and as adults, Blake still feels hurt and excluded. We help Danica to revise her story about their relationship, and to begin the process of healing and repair.
    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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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

therapistlistener123 ,

Amazing!

As a therapist in training, and as a human, listening to these podcasts is enormously beneficial. Lori and Guy are so insightful and sharp, and it is so nice being able to listen in to a real session. I learn a lot from this podcast & have recommended it to many people.

SLGS5 ,

Love this podcast!

I love listening to Lori and Guy. As many people have said, whether the situations relate directly to your life or not, each episode offers wisdom and insights that apply much more broadly. I am always so impressed by how they can get so much information and zone in on the crux of the matter so quickly and translate that into actionable guidance that really makes an impact. Great work and though I can’t wait for the new episodes, I always gain new insights when I re-listen to an old episode.

Kungfugeisha ,

Dream Team

Lori and Guy are amazing together! Their individual contributions to each episode are substantial - either would be an ideal therapist to have - and then they just synergize beautifully. I followed them both on instagram cuz I can’t get enough. So happy they were cast together for this podcast.

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