Talk about Feeling Better: How Self-worth Improves Your Relationships and Beats Depression with Lori Gottlieb and Dr. Ron Frey

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 8, 2019

All of us need someone to talk to. Human beings require relationships and communication in order to be fulfilled. Speaking to a therapist can alleviate anxiety and help us overcome issues that may seem insurmountable on our own. But how do we decide which type of therapy fits our own unique needs? How do we choose a therapist we can open up to and trust to lead us in the right direction? To dig deeper into this subject Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two professional psychotherapists who practice different models of therapy. Lori Gottlieb discusses the basis of her book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.  And, Dr. Ronald Frey whose book, Feeling Better: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy, takes an externally referenced relationship-based approach to overcoming depression.


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Lori Gottlieb — On Being a Therapist:
  • In her book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, Lori describes what it is like to go to therapy as a therapist. [1:26]
  • These are the top issues people ask for Lori for guidance about as a top mental health media contributor [8:18]
  • Lisa reads an excerpt about an off-putting character from Lori’s book. [11:37]
  • Lori describes what it is like to be a therapist outside of the office. [16:37]
  • Is everyone who visits a therapist looking for happiness? [23:44]
  • Lisa and Lori discuss Google stalking your therapist. [28:13]

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. Her most recent book, MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE is in development for a television series at ABC.

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


Lori Gottlieb Website
@LoriGottlieb1 on Twitter

Dr. Ron Frey Ph.D. — Feeling Better Through External Work:
  • Dr. Frey explains the basics of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and how it approaches depression? [32:55]
  • The skills IPT can help develop for those with mild to moderate depression or those living with those who have symptoms. [37:08]
  • How Dr. Frey brings resistant patients into the IPT model. [46:29]
  • How an externally referenced therapy model differs from an internally referenced therapy model. [50:12]
  • Dr. Frey describes the process and duration of Interpersonal Psychotherapy.  [55:34]

Ronald J. Frey, Ph.D. is a former acting chief psychologist for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a registered forensic and clinical psychologist. He is the co-author of Feeling Better and the co-director of the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy with Cindy Stulberg. Ron lives in Quebec.

Book: Feeling Better: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy



Interpersonal Psychotherapy Website 
@FBthebook on Twitter
Feeling Better the Book on Facebook

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