Glenbard Parent Series to explore therapy with noted speakers

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, Our Lives,” with Lori Gottlieb at 7 p.m. Sept. 23, via Zoom.

Visitglenbardgps.org for the link to the webinar. To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, send an email to gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

Gottlieb brings a unique perspective on therapy from both sides of the couch, a news release stated. One day, she is helping patients at her therapeutic practice in Los Angeles, and the next, she finds herself in a crisis and seeking a therapist of her own. In this conversation and in her book, a New York Times bestseller, “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,” Gottlieb opens up about her experience as both a professional and a patient.

She will be interviewed by author and columnist Lisa Damour. In addressing the epidemic of stress and anxiety in our teens and in adults’ daily lives, Gottlieb and Damour will engage in a conversation that will examine additional anxieties about the process of therapy and how to best deal with uncertainty in these challenging times.

Gottlieb is a psychotherapist, and her book is being adapted as a television series. She writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and is co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast.

A community address about teen mental health will follow with Janet Cook, Glenbard Township High School District 87 assistant superintendent of student services.

The event is being presented in concurrence with National Suicide Awareness Month. Continuing professional development units are available.

For further information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.