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The Angry Therapist

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: John Kim, also known as the "Angry Therapist," takes a completely different approach to treating people.
Air Date: 5/1/17
Duration: 26:18
Host: Erica Spiegelman
Guest Bio: John Kim, LMFT
John KimJohn Kim practices complete authenticity and transparency with his many clients, frowned upon in the clinical world, and continues to look for new and unconventional ways to help people.

John lives in Los Angeles, where he makes videos on his phone, Crossfits, and rides his motorcycle to coffee shops to do sessions.

His work has been covered in TheAtlantic.com, Hyphen, Psychology Today, MindBodyGreen.com and NPR.com.
  • Book Title: The Angry Therapist: A No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth
  • Guest Twitter Account: @angrytherapist
The Angry Therapist
Therapists are typically trained to leave their personal lives outside of sessions with their clients, so that they can maintain proper treatment boundaries.

John Kim takes a completely different approach to treating people.

He practices complete authenticity and transparency with his client. John prefers the language of "me too" as opposed to "you should."

He conducts sessions while walking around lakes or in coffee shops, and he makes it a point to talk about his own shortcomings, revelations, views on relationships, and the world.

John joins Erica to discuss his truly unique approach to therapy and why he feels his clients respond so positively to a therapist who is transparent and authentic.

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