Psychotherapist; Columnist, Dear Therapist, The Atlantic; Author, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic's weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times. A contributing editor for The Atlantic, Gottlieb has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, and she appears frequently as an expert in media such as "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "The CBS Early Show," CNN, and NPR's "Fresh Air."
We’re often quick to ascribe teenagers the problems we think they’re having. But in truth, “a lot of the mood disorders that we see in adults present very differently in kids,” explains Lori Gottlieb. To have effective conversations with teens about our concerns for their safety and well-being, Gottlieb advises we can’t start with the belief that there is one “normal” way to be an adolescent. When we assume that certain behaviors are simply part of being a teenager, we can miss out on signs of something deeper going on, like depression.
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