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Brad Pitt Talks About Getting Therapy

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By A. Elise

Brad Pitt is ridiculously famous, and he is no stranger to the spotlight. In recent years, his fame has come with a little more controversy. He has undergone a divorce recently, and it seemed like he had some issues he wanted to deal with.

Now, Pitt is coming out to discuss his problems. He is open about his experiences with therapy, and he even has some recommendations for others who are thinking about using therapy to overcome some of their own difficulties.

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Brad Pitt, who is 56 years old and has been in over 80 films, is being much more clearly about the role therapy is playing in his mental health journey. When so much of your life has been on screen and your personal life has been in the news, it makes sense that you might have some issues to work out. When you consider the fact that Pitt is a father and also runs a production company, you have to consider how much one's workload plays into their mental health.

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In 2017, Pitt split with wife Angelina Jolie. In the wake of his split, Pitt discussed that he was going to therapy. Going to therapy is a way to face problems head-on rather than to permit them to take over one's life.

Part of going to therapy for Pitt has also been to quit drinking. In fact, Pitt says that Bradley Cooper helped him get sober and realize that life could be great without alcohol. Pitt has been attending weekly therapy sessions.

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One major component of therapy for Pitt? Facing his feelings. Pitt says that in the past he has avoided his feelings, and he cannot do that anymore. Pitt also discussed the role of 12-step programs in his life and how valuable it was to be able to attend meetings without fear of tabloids discussing the specific details he shared in those meetings. Today, Pitt is able to speak publicly about the fact that solo therapy is also changing his life for the better.

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Pitt even says that he tried multiple therapists before finding the right one. This is a smart move, considering the fact that each therapist has their own approach to healthy recovery and treatment.

It is always a great thing when celebrities are open about attending therapy sessions. After all, therapy helps millions of people around the country, but it's not something that we talk about often. With celebrities opening doors, maybe more people will be willing to talk about their own mental health.

In the meantime, it's great to see that Pitt is getting the help he needs to improve his life.

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