10 Public Figures and Celebrities Who Gave Positive Testimonies About Psychotherapy


Celebrities live lives that are hectic and can take a significant toll on their mental health. As a result, several celebrities partake in psychotherapy sessions in order to remain sane. Here are 10 public figures and celebrities who gave positive testimonies about psychotherapy:

Brad Pitt

In an interview with the Associated Press in 2019, Pitt discussed his experience with therapy, saying, "I've gone through two therapists...I think they're both wonderful. I believe in therapy. I think it's an important thing."

Kristen Bell

Bell has been vocal about her mental health struggles and the benefits of therapy. In an interview with Sam Jones on the "Off Camera with Sam Jones" podcast, she said, "I shatter a little bit when I think people don't like me. That's part of why I lead with kindness and I compensate by being very bubbly all the time because it really hurts my feelings when I know I'm not liked...And I know that's not very healthy and I fight it all the time...That's why I love therapy."

Ryan Reynolds 

In an interview with The New York Times in 2018, Reynolds spoke about his anxiety and the role therapy played in his life, stating, "I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety...both in the lighthearted 'I'm anxious about this' kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun...I’ve kind of learned to embrace it. It’s a good thing, I think. I don’t know how you learn...I mean, you have to have some kind of modicum of respect for it and tell it to go f*** itself a couple of times. But it’s hard."

Lady Gaga

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle magazine in 2019, Gaga discussed her mental health struggles and the positive impact of therapy, saying, "I believe in therapy...I love my therapists...I'm in the process of learning...that I can take my trauma...and turn it into something that heals me and hopefully, I can create something beautiful out of it."

Dax Shepard

Shepard has been open about his experiences with addiction and mental health. On his podcast, "Armchair Expert," he has discussed therapy multiple times, emphasizing its importance in his life and recovery. In one episode, he said, "I'm in love with therapy. I think it's a wonderful thing."

Emma Stone

In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2018, Stone discussed her experience with anxiety and how therapy has helped her. She said, "I just really like feeling like I have a safe space. I think therapy is great!"

Demi Lovato

In an interview with Vogue in 2017, Lovato spoke about her mental health journey and the significance of therapy. She stated, "I see a therapist twice a week. I reach out to people. I have a support system."

Michael Phelps

Phelps has been open about his struggles with depression and the role of therapy in his life. In an interview with Today in 2018, he shared, "I'm still here. And I'm still able to be here. That's something that I'm proud of. You know, having the opportunity to save a life is way more powerful than winning an Olympic gold medal...I wouldn't change anything. I think everything happens for a reason. And I think all the challenges that I've gone through have taught me something, and I'm still learning."

Kerry Washington

During the Advertising Week 2018 conference, Washington discussed the importance of therapy in her life. She stated, "Therapy is important. It's important as an artist, because that's where I get a lot of my material."


In an interview with The New York Times in 2017, Jay-Z spoke about the benefits of therapy and the stigma surrounding mental health. He mentioned, "I grew so much from the experience. But I think the most important thing I got is that everything is connected. Every emotion is connected and it comes from somewhere. And just being aware of it. Being aware of it in everyday life puts you at such a... you're at such an advantage."

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