“Couples Therapy,” a new Showtime documentary series premiering turns four couples’ actual therapy sessions into riveting TV.
Filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg had the ambitious goal of capturing the therapeutic process on camera — but they weren’t sure it would work.
There’s never been a show like “Couples’ Therapy” before, but there wouldn’t be a “Couples Therapy” without Dr. Orna Guralnik, the accomplished New York-based clinical psychologist and author who patiently shepherds couples toward difficult, hard-won plateaus of mutual understanding.
Guralnik gives the series its sense of forward momentum, despite the sessions’ seemingly constant back-and-forth.
With her background in film and psychology, the 55-year-old Guralnik was fascinated by the project from a theoretical standpoint. Could the therapeutic process, so intensely private, be captured on camera with the knowledge that it would later be shown to millions?
“Couples Therapy” is available now on Showtime.
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