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How Brad Pitt Approaches Therapy

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By Christian Avina

Everyone knows that having a career in Hollywood could be highly scrutinized especially if you're an actor. It comes with all sorts of positives but has incredibly high hurdles to jump over if you inevitably get mainstream attention. Brad Pitt is in the top tier of the entertainment industry has had an illustrious career throughout the decades. Pitt recently opened up about what is approach is when going through therapy as many celebrities are advocates for it to deal with any type of issues.

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Brad Pitt's Career

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Brad Pitt has all kinds of films in his repertoire and has recently hit a career milestone at the 92nd Academy Awards. Pitt took home the Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance as Cliff Booth the best friend stuntman to Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) in Tarantino's _Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. The actor is 56 and has been in over 83 movies and has multiple TV appearances. During his years as an actor, Pitt has also been a strong advocate for global causes, donating millions to charities across the world and even being on the frontlines to help.

Brad Pitt on Therapy

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Pitt and Angelina Jolie had been together for seven years after announcing their engagement in 2012 and tying the knot in 2014. The two decided to end their marriage back in 2016 and he has been very open about it. Pitt admitted, "I think I spent a lot of time avoiding feeling, and now I have no time left for that." With his relationship with his oldest son, Maddox, not being in the best of terms and a public divorce ongoing, Pitt wants to focus on his relationships with his kids.

The Right Approach


Pitt didn't decide to only do one on one meetings with therapists. He also participated in AA meetings to see how a group environment would help him. It was also a safe haven as the group didn't provide any leaks for tabloids.

“It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself,” he said. “There’s great value in that.”

Pitt admitted to going through two different therapists until finding the right one. Pitt said that this is the right approach when going through therapy as you're not going to connect with every single therapist.

The Right Therapist

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One of the reasons for different therapists as different doctors are going to have different strategies they use and carry different bags of tricks to use. One therapist may specialize in hypnosis while another focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy. Trying different approaches will get you the best help in the end and make the time you spend in sessions the most productive to improve yourself. Therapy is entirely normal and proven to help, It should be something that more people should do.

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