EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview streamed live on June 3, 2022. Some offers and links may no longer be available.

For years, Lori Gottlieb has been addressing people’s relationship difficulties in “Dear Therapist,” her clinically astute Atlantic magazine column, and in her weekly podcast. 

In a recent issue of Psychotherapy Networker, she offered her insight as to how therapists can navigate a particularly fraught relationship difficulty: estrangement between a parent and a child. Read the article.

Join her as she continues the conversation with editor in chief Livia Kent. This conversation will cover family dynamics, the challenges of reengaging after estrangement, and how this work often involves helping the estranged parent process their own childhood pain.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Livia Kent

Livia Kent, MFA, is the editor in chief of Psychotherapy Networker. She worked for 10 years with Rich Simon as managing editor of Psychotherapy Networker, and taught writing at American University as well as for various programs around the country. As a bibliotherapist, she’s facilitated therapy groups in Washington, DC-area schools and in the DC prison system. In 2020, she was named one of Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media “Change-Makers.” She’s the recipient of Roux Magazine‘s Editor’s Choice Award, The Ledge Magazine‘s National Fiction Award, and American University’s Myra Sklarew Award for Original Novel.

Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast produced by Katie Couric and writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. She is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” and her recent TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most Watched of the Year. She is also the creator of the brand new Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Workbook: A Toolkit for Editing Your Story and Changing Your Life. Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com.