The Angry Therapist: A No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth

The Angry Therapist: A No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth

by John Kim


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Tackling relationships, career, and family issues, John Kim, LMFT, thinks of himself as a life-style designer, not a therapist. His radical new approach, that he sometimes calls “self-help in a shot glass” is easy, real, and to the point. He helps people make changes to their lives so that personal growth happens organically, just by living.
Let’s face it, therapy is a luxury. Few of us have the time or money to devote to going to an office every week. With anecdotes illustrating principles in action (in relatable and sometimes irreverent fashion) and stand-alone practices and exercises, Kim gives readers the tools and directions to focus on what's right with them instead of what's wrong.
When John Kim was going through the end of a relationship, he began blogging as The Angry Therapist, documenting his personal journey post-divorce. Traditional therapists avoid transparency, but Kim preferred the language of "me too" as opposed to "you should." He blogged about his own shortcomings, revelations, views on relationships, and the world. He spoke a different therapeutic language —open, raw, and at times subversive — and people responded. The Angry Therapist blog, that inspired this book, has been featured in The Atlantic Monthly and on NPR.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941529614
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 256,691
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

John Kim blogs as The Angry Therapist. He 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. He created the Catalyst Life Coaching Course, an online life coaching certification program, and recently John started a new platform called SHFT, an app that gives people support in their pocket when they need it and the chance to become a life coach themselves.  John Kim lives in Los Angeles where he makes videos on his phone, CrossFits, and rides his motorcycle to coffee shops to do sessions. He has been written about by The, Hyphen, and

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The Angry Therapist: A No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pet1210 More than 1 year ago
I liked the premise of this being a "no BS guide", an innovative approach to the traditional style of therapy. It promised to be real, to the point and easy. It certainly delivered on those aspects. Following his divorce, former screenwriter turned therapist John Kim started blogging as 'The Angry Therapist' reflecting on his "F***ng Feelings". His blog evolved into an online life coaching community. What makes Kim's methods stand out from the standard therapist/psychologist etc. is the fact that he is transparent, i.e. he actually shares personal stories and feelings with clients. I found that immensely refreshing, and some of Kim's background and experience that he divulges throughout the book were really interesting and probably the highlights of the book for me. The subject of transparency goes against everything I was taught during my training, but I believe Kim is onto something here. Some of his other ideas/approaches (the container, pseudo self versus solid etc.) you may well have come across before if you have an interest in psychology, mental health or self-help. Kim's no-nonsense style makes the book easy to read and follow, and it is very user-friendly with its helpful exercises and summaries. On a personal level, I got the most out of his ideas about non-negotiables. Need to work on those... Overall, this is a useful guide if you're looking to make effective changes in your life and it provides readers with some helpful strategies in a straightforward way, it really is a no BS guide.